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 …

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 …

For Most Americans, Self-Driving Cars are a Non-Starter

Only one in ten motorists trust a vehicle to drive itself, according to AAA’s new survey BOISE – (March 5, 2020) – Once the stuff of science fiction movies, self-driving or autonomous vehicle (AV) technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in recent years.  While full vehicle automation remains a distant goal, AAA says that …

AAA: Consumers Stuck in Neutral in Acceptance of Self-Driving Cars

New research finds only 12 percent of drivers would feel safe riding in a car that drives itself PORTLAND, Ore., – A new AAA survey on automated vehicles reveals that only one in ten drivers (12%) would trust riding in a self-driving car. Even more Americans – 28% – don’t know how they feel about …