Active Driving Assistance Technology Isn’t Ready to Take the Wheel

BOISE – Active driving assistance technology combines adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assistance to help drivers maintain their lane position and a safe following distance, but AAA’s new research shows that vehicles with these systems need considerable improvement before they can take the place of an engaged human driver. During 4,000 miles of testing …

AAA: Active Driving Assistance Systems don’t Actually Provide much Assistance to Drivers

New research finds 73% of performance issues are related to lane centering PORTLAND, Ore., – Many new vehicles come equipped with active driving assistance systems that can steer the vehicle, control the speed, apply the brakes and keep the vehicle in its lane. New research from AAA finds that these systems don’t work well consistently. …

Car Buyers Should Do Their Homework Before a Post-Pandemic Purchase

AAA Car Guide and vehicle purchasing tips help drivers make informed decisions BOISE – (June 18, 2020) – In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, the rules of personal interaction have changed, including at the local car dealership.  More than ever, prospective vehicle owners want to do research to narrow their options before they set …

Rusty Skills Could Bring Bad Driving Behavior This Summer

New research shows that some drivers knowingly engage in dangerous driving activities BOISE – (June 11, 2020) – As a growing number of states emerge from COVID-19 isolation, the AAA Foundation’s Traffic Safety Culture Index serves as an important reminder that when drivers return to the road, they need to leave their bad habits behind. …

AAA: COVID-19 Restrictions Ease as “100 Deadliest Days” Begin for Teen Drivers

New data looks at 10 years of fatal teen crash rates between Memorial Day and Labor Day PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA finds that the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are when the number of crash fatalities involving teen drivers rise. In Oregon, 86 people died in crashes involving teen drivers from 2008 …

AAA: COVID-19 Precautions Expected to Keep Memorial Day Travelers Closer to Home

Varying state-by-state recovery plans could lead to lowest travel volume in 20 years BOISE – (May 14, 2020) – For the first time in 20 years, AAA will not issue a Memorial Day travel projection, as the accuracy of the data used to create the forecast has been undermined by the COVID-19 pandemic. But in …