AAA wants to standardize active safety tech names

28 Jan
Volvo City Safety collision avoidance system now with automatic emergency steeringShopping for a new car with life-saving active safety tech can be a challenge, and not just because of rapidly evolving technology. Compounding the confusion is that there is no widely accepted name for technologies such as automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors. AAA said last week proposed standardized names for every safety...

Study finds drivers trust active safety tech but are unaware of limitations

30 Oct
Tesla Enhanced AutopilotA study by the American Automobile Association Foundation for Traffic Safety in September found that drivers of vehicles with advanced driver assistance system technologies in their vehicles found them to be generally helpful and trustworthy, but failed to understand the limitations of the system. The study surveyed owners of 2016 and 2017...

The real cost of owning a vehicle in America

23 Aug
Gas pumpOwning a car can be a pain in the wallet. To prove it, AAA has conducted a study that reveals just how much the average American pays for the privilege of having a car (or truck, or SUV, or minivan) in her driveway. There's good news and bad news to be found in the study. Let's get the bad out of the way: AAA says that folks who purchase new cars...