Chrysler Introduces Pacifica for Autistic Persons

Experience a Calming Cabin Getaway

Chrysler is set to make an appearance at the 2024 New York Auto Show with a distinctive iteration of its Pacifica minivan, tailored especially for passengers dealing with autism. Consumers of the 2023 Chrysler Pacifica and Pacifica Hybrid will have the option to select the Calm Cabin package when it comes out in late spring. This revelation coincides with the beginning of April’s Autism Acceptance Month and happens in line with Chrysler’s collaboration with the Autism Society of America.

So precisely, how does Chrysler work to ensure that the interior of the Pacifica plays an active part in soothing those with autism? Through their “Calm Cabin” package, numerous features have been designed with the goal of making the car a calming and tranquil place. These features are known to contribute to making the vehicle more organized, welcoming, and significantly less jarring and disruptive, thereby minimizing potential sensory input overload.

Chrysler + Autism Society | Calm Cabin Announcement

The bundle includes a seat-back organizer, a Bluetooth meditative light and sound therapy machine, a soft-touch velvet seat belt sleeve, a soft-touch pillow, and a seven-layer, 12-pound weighted sensory blanket. To make it easier for non-speaking passengers to communicate with the driver, the Pacifica’s rear entertainment system can display a menu with various prompts such as “I want, yes, no, thank you, bathroom,” and more. This package will be available on Chrysler’s online merchandise retail store, but pricing has yet to be announced.

“At Chrysler, we understand that simply being ‘aware’ of the millions of individuals living with autism is not enough – it is time to take action in order to accept them,” said Chris Feuell, Chrysler brand CEO. “We are proud to be able to provide life-enhancing opportunities for people with autism and their families, such as our new Calm Cabin package, which can bring a sense of peace and tranquility to their lives, no matter if they are going on a long journey or just running an errand.”

“The Autism Society of America is delighted to join forces with Chrysler to develop a more accessible and inclusive driving experience for the autism community,” proclaimed Christopher Banks, president and CEO of the Autism Society of America. “Thanks to Chrysler’s reliable partnership, our efforts are being magnified as we strive to bring about inclusive workplace practices, product modifications, and more opportunities for those in the autism community to live life to its fullest.”

Chrysler is set to reveal a 2023 Pacifica Limited with Autism Society-branded decals at the New York Auto Show. What’s more, they will loan three top-of-the-line, Pinnacle trim Pacificas – valued at over $60,000 apiece – to the Autism Society free of charge in one-year leases. The carmaker also intends to recognize other ways in which they can help support this special community, as well as educating dealership personnel to be able to comprehend the extraordinary requirements of individuals and households within it.

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