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 …

AAA: Half of Americans Plan to Travel in the next Year

PORTLAND, Ore., – The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on Americans’ travel plans as people are changing the way they plan and protect their trips. A new AAA travel survey shows that more than half (55%) of American adults are planning a vacation of at least one overnight stay before the end of next …

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. …

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 …

AAA: Independence Day Travel Boom with Second-Highest Travel Volume on Record

47 Million Americans including 597,000 Oregonians to celebrate 4th of July with a trip PORTLAND, Ore., – AAA says the travel volume for the 4th of July holiday is back up to pre-pandemic levels with more than 47.7 million Americans (14.4% of the population) including 597,000 Oregonians taking a trip. This will be the second-highest …

AAA Adds New Cleanliness Testing to its Diamond Hotel Inspections

AAA provides independent validation of hotel cleanliness for travelers PORTLAND, Ore., – Later this month, AAA inspectors will begin incorporating new scientific surface-cleanliness testing into hotel inspections, using an objective method to validate the cleanliness of common hotel surfaces. Hotels that meet AAA’s standards for cleanliness, condition and this new surface cleanliness testing will now …

Oregon ranks 29th in the Nation for Most Teen-Involved Fatal Crash Deaths Per Capita

AAA has advice for parents, teens as “100 Deadliest Days” begin 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, 72 people died in crashes involving teen drivers in the 10 years from 2010 through 2019. …