AAA: Rain hampers Vehicle ADAS

PORTLAND, Ore., – New research from AAA finds that rain diminishes the performance of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). These include vehicle technologies such as automatic emergency braking and lane keeping assistance. During closed course testing, AAA simulated rainfall and found that test vehicles equipped with automatic emergency braking traveling at 35 mph collided with …

Sticker Shock: AAA says Owning a New Vehicle Costs nearly $10,000 a Year

PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA says the average annual cost of owning a new vehicle is $9,666 per year, or $805.50 per month. The average price of a new vehicle for 2021 is $32,903, according to AAA’s annual Your Driving Costs study. Find details of the study in the fact sheet and Your Driving Costs brochure. …

What’s your car trying to tell you with that dashboard light?

Demystify those dashboard lights Dashboard lights and instrument displays have been around for decades. Over the years they’ve evolved just as much as cars themselves. Your car dashboard is no longer just a barrier to protect you from road debris. It’s an information hub that can tell you everything from your current oil levels to …

AAA: How Many Miles to Empty Do You Really Have?

New research finds drivers shouldn’t rely on in-dash fuel economy displays PORTLAND, Ore., – How accurate are in-dash fuel economy displays in your vehicle? New research from AAA shows these systems aren’t always accurate, especially for shorter trips, and can be impacted by speed and acceleration. This means drivers could be taking an unnecessary risk …