The safety rulebook has since swelled to almost 900 pages over the last 50 years and encompasses everything from electronic stability control to rear-view backup cameras ... but every rule still assumes a human will be at the wheel.
FCA is forecasting Jeep’s annual sales to jump about 30% next year to 2 million vehicles and predicts the brand could eventually deliver 7 million units a year as appetite for SUVs surges worldwide.
The moves would focus the Italian-American company on mass-market cars to make Fiat Chrysler more attractive for a potential combination with a competitor, sources report.
Natural gas vehicles have seen their share of the auto market shrink.
Auto parts makers have issued modest forecasts for electric vehicles and spoken in circumspect, even defiant, tones.
For carmakers trying to address deteriorating driver skills, the stakes are immense.