Avoid Drowsy Driving

BOISE – With the end of Daylight Savings Time, AAA is reminding drivers to get plenty of rest before they get behind the wheel. According to the Idaho Transportation Department, driver fatigue was a factor in more than 400 single-car crashes last year, or about 5% of the total.  But AAA says that could be …

New Vehicle Tech Doesn’t Always Give Drivers a Brake

BOISE – Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB), which uses forward-facing cameras and other sensors to automatically apply the brakes when a collision is imminent, is now offered as standard equipment in most new vehicles sold in the United States.  But AAA warns that drivers shouldn’t rely too heavily on the technology to prevent a crash. New …

Braking Bad: AAA Research shows Automatic Emergency Braking Often Performs Poorly

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA shows that Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) only works in limited driving situations. AEB is standard equipment in most new cars sold in the U.S. and works well in preventing or mitigating rear-end crashes at slower speeds. However, AEB struggles at higher speeds and fails with detecting moving vehicles …

AAA Research: 25% of Americans say They’d Buy an EV for their Next Auto Purchase

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA finds that one-quarter of Americans say they would be likely to buy an electric vehicle (powered exclusively by electricity, not a hybrid or plug-in hybrid) for their next auto purchase, with Millennials and Gen Z leading the way. The number one reason is to save money on fuel …