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Trump’s views about ‘crazy’ self-driving cars are at odds with his DOT

President Donald Trump is an automated-vehicle skeptic, a point of view that lies in stark contrast with agencies within his own administration, including the U.S. Department of Transportation . According to a recent scoop by Axios, Trump has privately said he thinks the autonomous-vehicle revolution is “crazy.” Trump’s point of view isn’t exactly surprising. His recent tweets about airplanes becoming too complex illustrates his Luddite leanings. Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fl...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Utah, Technology, California, Tech, General-motors, AV, Austin, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Automation, Arizona, Transport, Nvidia, Toyota


Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places

Every few months, the American Automobile Association gives us an update on the public’s feelings toward autonomous vehicles. Its surveys continue to place the number of individuals made uncomfortable by the idea of riding in a self-driving car at around 3 in 4. While the ratio did come down slightly in 2017, high-profile fatalities involving autonomous (or Autopilot-enabled) […] The post Self-Driving Cars Still Not Scratching Public in the Right Places appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: AV, Studies, Autos, Mobility, Autonomous Vehicles, Surveys, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Pave, Partnership for Automated Vehicle Education, Public Acceptance


Nearly 3 in 4 Americans are reportedly afraid of self-driving cars, study says

The latest AAA consumer survey finds most Americans fear self-driving cars. Few people would trust autonomous vehicles to transport people they care about. However, 53 percent of consumers think most cars will be fully autonomous by 2029. The post Nearly 3 in 4 Americans are reportedly afraid of self-driving cars, study says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, AAA, Fear Of Self-driving Cars


Majority of Americans Think Electric Vehicles Are The Future

A recent study examines public opinion and thought with regard to electric vehicles.  The results are largely positive, with respondents saying EVs are viable for the future.  Would you consider owning an EV as your next car? Why or why not? Let us know on Twitter.  It seems Americans are truly warming up to the thought of owning an electric car. This is evidenced in the latest study published in Volvo Reports: The State of Electric Vehicles in America conducted by Volvo Cars and Harris Poll. ...
Tags: California, America, Magazine, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Epa, Oklahoma, Nissan, Car Tech, Volvo, Vermont, AAA, Tesla Motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Bolt Ev, Nissan Leaf


The history of number plates

At the turn of the 20 th century, mechanical vehicles became increasingly popular in the UK, which also meant there were a lot of road traffic accidents. As a result, it was clear that there needed to be a way of identifying cars as it happened more frequently. The Motor Car Act of 1903 helped solve this problem and from January 1904 it became a legal requirement for all vehicles to have a registered number plate. The very first number plate was issued in London and simply read A...
Tags: UK, London, Autos, Birmingham, Sports Cars, AAA, It was during, Earl Russell


AAA Research Lays Out How Temperature Affects EV Range

While we all know extreme temperatures influence the performance of electric vehicles, there isn’t a wealth of comprehensive studies on the matter. Hoping to impart some knowledge on the subject, the American Automobile Association released a report on Thursday that examines how climate impacts EVs. AAA offered an abridged version in 2014, when it claimed data from […] The post AAA Research Lays Out How Temperature Affects EV Range appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Studies, Autos, EVs, AAA, Reports, Arc, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Car Batteries, Automotive Research Center, Battery Powered Vehicles, Cold Weather Driving, AAA Research Lays


AAA report: Freezing temps slash electric vehicle range almost in half

Extremely cold temperatures can decrease EV operating range by 41 percent, according to a report by the American Automobile Association. The excess battery drain results primarily from using the vehicle's HVAC to warm the interior. The post AAA report: Freezing temps slash electric vehicle range almost in half appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Electric Vehicles, AAA, American Automobile Association, Ev Range


AAA: There’s Too Many Driver Assistance Tech Names

If you read this website regularly, browse automobiles online, or have taken a trip to the dealership within the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed the countless names applied to driver assistance systems appearing in new cars. It’s the result of automakers wanting proprietary names for these features that they think sound catchy. Not […] The post AAA: There’s Too Many Driver Assistance Tech Names appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Studies, Autos, Automotive Industry, AAA, Reports, American Automobile Association, ADAS, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Automotive Technologies, Safety Systems, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Naming Strategies, Advance Automotive Technologies


BMW, Porsche, Jaguar Land Rover invest in roadside assistance startup Urgently

Urgently, the roadside assistance startup that connects car owners who need help with tow truck and other services, has raised $21 million in a Series B round that includes the venture arms of BMW, Porsche and Jaguar Land Rover. BMW has also signed Urgently as a vendor partner for its own roadside assistance platform (known as BMW Assist)  to provide roadside assistance and extended mobility services to owners of all four of its brands in the U.S, including BMW, BMW Motorrad, MINI and Rolls-R...
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Tech, Automotive, United States, Porsche, Transport, Jaguar Land Rover, Food Delivery, Bmw, AAA, Partner, Roadside Assistance, BMW Porsche, BMW i Ventures


AAA pushes for standardized names and definitions for driver assistance tech

Consumers are confused by the variety of marketing names for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, says a recent AAA report. Consumers tend to be over-reliant on the technology when manufacturers use different names for assistance features. The post AAA pushes for standardized names and definitions for driver assistance tech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, AAA, ADAS, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems


CES 2019: What’s Next for Self-Driving Cars, Connected Vehicles and Vehicle Technology

Today, vehicles are evolving to be more connected and autonomous. Innovators continually develop new ideas to make transportation more convenient, efficient and eco-friendly. And CES 2019 in Las Vegas is the place to see the latest and greatest. With over 290K net square feet of vehicle-tech exhibit space, CES 2019 is your opportunity to see the self-driving cars, concept cars, connected vehicles and… flying taxis!? In fact, you can even test drive the latest vehicle technology including parkin...
Tags: Amazon, Autos, Toyota, Autonomous Vehicles, Las Vegas, Connected Cars, Self-driving Cars, Autonomous Cars, Concept Cars, Driverless Cars, Kia, Car Tech, AAA, Driverless Car, Alexa, TomTom


Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education

Filed under: CES,Audi,GM,Toyota,Volkswagen,Autonomous The partnership is called PAVE. Waymo, Intel and AAA are in it, too.Continue reading Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education Toyota, VW and GM partner on autonomous vehicle education originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 13:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email this |  Comments
Tags: Autonomous, Gm, Autos, AAA, Pave, Toyota VW, Waymo, Waymo Intel, CES Audi GM Toyota Volkswagen


Torc Robotics and Transdev are launching autonomous shuttles to deliver people to public transit

Self-driving technology company Torc Robotics is partnering with Transdev, the public transportation giant, to deploy fully autonomous electric shuttles designed to provide free connections to existing transit like trains and buses. The companies, which made the announcement Monday at CES 2019 in Las Vegas, are integrating Torc’s self-driving software stack and sensor suite into an autonomous shuttle known as i-Cristal that was unveiled earlier this year by Transdev and French manufacturer...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Tech, Automotive, Automation, Las Vegas, Self-driving Cars, North America, Robotics, AAA, Rouen, Chrysler Pacifica, Massy, Asimov, Transdev, Cristal


Thanksgiving travel nightmare projected to hit these US cities the worst

The latest data from Inrix paints a dismal picture for folks traveling Wednesday (that’s today!) ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Drivers in Boston, New York City and San Francisco will see the largest delays with drive times nearly quadruple the norm, according to AAA and Inrix, which aggregates and analyzes traffic data collected from vehicles and highway infrastructure. AAA is projecting 54.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Thanksgiving, a 4.8 percent incr...
Tags: Transportation, Thanksgiving, Boston, New York City, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Tech, Chicago, Automotive, Parking, Houston, Seattle, AAA, Inrix, Hare Airport


Top Automotive Trends 2018 (Driverless Cars Slip, Trucks & SUVs Surge)

As 2018 comes to a close, trucks and SUVs will continue to dominate. Aftermarket sales remain strong as consumers seek to personalize their vehicles. Despite bold promises from manufacturers, the public seems disinterested in autonomous driving.  Here are the top automotive trends of 2018 with a look ahead to next year. The automotive industry and aftermarket remain strong as Americans continue their love affair with personal transportation. Despite doom-and-gloom predictions to the contrary, ...
Tags: Amazon, Feature, New York City, UPS, Vw, Ferrari, Ford, Autos, Chevy, Las Vegas, Electric, Nissan, Hyundai, AAA, Fiat Chrysler, Mazda


Many adults believe fully self-driving cars are already traversing U.S. highways

The American Automobile Association tested cars with features such as lane-keeping and adaptive cruise control and found them lacking in real-world conditions. Forty percent of surveyed U.S. adults think self-driving cars exist now. The post Many adults believe fully self-driving cars are already traversing U.S. highways appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association


Drivers expect more than semi-autonomous cars can deliver on real-world roads

The American Automobile Association tested cars with features such as lane-keeping and adaptive cruise control and found them lacking in real-world conditions. Forty percent of surveyed U.S. adults think self-driving cars exist now. The post Drivers expect more than semi-autonomous cars can deliver on real-world roads appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, Autonomous Vehicles, Self-driving Cars, AAA, American Automobile Association


Letter From The UK: The Rejection of Autonomous Cars

“If you build it they will come” may apply to baseball fields but autonomous cars are a different story. The timeline for autonomous vehicles is right around the corner, but are we moving too fast?    Perhaps autonomy is not the answer we seek? Maybe we are doing more harm than good?  Rejecting Autonomous Cars Some car makers are claiming they will have autonomous cars on the road by 2020. Perhaps for controlled testing, but otherwise no they won’t, for various reasons. For example, if you w...
Tags: Feature, UK, Britain, Autos, AAA, Phev, Forster, Car Talk, Future Of Transportation, Geoff Maxted, Letter From the U.K


Top Automotive Travel Tips for Thanksgiving

Not hosting Thanksgiving this year? Invited to dinner a distance from your home? Using your car, truck, SUV, Minivan or your desired 4-wheel vehicle to get there? Well, it’s time to start thinking about a little preventative vehicle maintenance before hitting the road. The last thing you want is to be late for dinner or miss out on the apple pie. According to a report by AAA, more than 54 million Americans will journey more than 50 miles away from home. Last year, AAA estimated 51.8 million trav...
Tags: Thanksgiving, Autos, AAA, Road Trip, Car Safety, Vehicle Safety, Car Care, Maintenance Tips, Thanksgiving Road Trip, Vehicle Readiness


Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High?

Roadway fatalities have been on the decline relative to population since the 1970s. However, the safest year on record since car ownership became commonplace was actually 2014. Deaths spiked in the following two years, with a very modest decline in 2017. While some of the increase can be attributed to more people driving more miles […] The post Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Stats, Studies, Autos, Statistics, AAA, Reports, Nhtsa, Hit And Run, News Blog, Safe Driving, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports, Automotive Insurance Center, Roadway Fatalities


AAA: New Safety Tech Effectively Doubles Cost of Minor Repairs

Advanced safety tech may save your skin, but it certainly won’t spare your wallet in the event of a minor accident. According to research from the American Automobile Association, replacing and/or recalibrating the sensors needed to allow modern driving aids to function properly are severely inflating the cost of even minor repairs. Unfortunate, considering features […] The post AAA: New Safety Tech Effectively Doubles Cost of Minor Repairs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Studies, Autos, AAA, Automotive Technology, Reports, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Studies & Reports, Cost Of Ownership, Advanced Driving Aids, Advanced Safety Systems, Repair Bills


Advanced driver assistance tech can more than double your repair costs

Advanced driver assistance systems in new cars can multiply collision repair costs, AAA reports. Replacing cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors, and other collision detection equipment from minor accidents can be surprisingly expensive. The post Advanced driver assistance tech can more than double your repair costs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, AAA, ADAS, Advanced Driver Assist System


Scary Stats: Drivers Don’t Know Jack About the Tech In Their Car

Over the weekend, I found myself conversing with a young woman who admitted to being slightly creeped out by modern automotive technology. She had a bone to pick with everything from push-button ignitions to adaptive cruise control. It was surprising admission from an individual who is planted squarely in the middle of the Millennial age bracket […] The post Scary Stats: Drivers Don’t Know Jack About the Tech In Their Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Safety, Editorials, Autos, AAA, Automotive Technology, Don, Avs, American Automobile Association, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automotive Safety, Semi-autonomous, Studies & Reports, Blind Spot Monitoring, Advanced Driving Aids


Car owners have too much faith in advanced driver assistance aids, AAA says

American drivers like Advanced Driver Assist Systems but don't understand ADAS limitations says a new AAA study. An American Automobile Association survey found significant percentages of drivers rely too much on driver assist features. The post Car owners have too much faith in advanced driver assistance aids, AAA says appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Cars, Trends, AAA, ADAS, Advanced Driver Assist System, AAA study An American Automobile Association


Three Smart Steps for Improving Your Garage

Car maintenance can be expensive and time-consuming. But with all the focus on your car and the new tools you need to fix it, it can be easy to ignore the benefits of keeping your garage up to date with the latest technology. The decision to upgrade your garage with smart technology gives you wide-ranging convenience and control for a minimal cost. Here are three reasons why you should upgrade your garage with smart-home tech. #1: Important tools are stored in the garage To start, you should...
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Feeling Average? Study Shows Owning a Car Is Still the Cheapest Way to Get to Your Destination In a Car

Say you’re an urbanite who made the decision to leave the perils and unexpected expenses of car ownership begin and rely only on your phone. A money-saving choice? Not necessarily, according to a study the American Automobile Association. Drawing information from numerous studies, AAA’s report looks at the cost of owning a vehicle versus the […] The post Feeling Average? Study Shows Owning a Car Is Still the Cheapest Way to Get to Your Destination In a Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Studies, Autos, AAA, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Ride-hailing, Ownership Costs, Studies & Reports


Owning An Electric Vehicle: What You Need To Know

After years of hesitation, car buyers have shifted their thinking to become more accepting of electric vehicles. A recent AAA study found that one in five Americans will choose an electric vehicle when it’s time for their next purchase. While one in five may still sound like a small portion of the population, this equates to about 50 million Americans who are interested in owning an electric vehicle for a variety of reasons, whether it be for the lessened environmental impact or the lower than a...
Tags: General Motors, Tesla, Gm, Autos, Epa, Electric Cars, AAA, Chevrolet Bolt, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Teslas, In-Depth, Richard Reina, Securing America 's Future Energy, Nissan Motor Corporation Full Electric


When To Change Your Tires? New Study Suggests Sooner Than We Think

Tires can be an “out of sight, out of mind” component on your vehicle, but worn tires can be hazardous, especially during an unexpected downpour. New research from AAA finds that driving on relatively worn tires at highway speeds and on wet surfaces can increase stopping distances by nearly 90 feet. That’s more than the length of an eighteen-wheeler. Survey Says In partnership with the Automobile Club of Southern California’s Automotive Research Center, AAA conducted testing to understand perf...
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Apple CarPlay and Android Auto react quicker than native infotainment systems

The AAA found Apple CarPlay and Android Auto apps demand less from drivers than automaker infotainment systems. AAA calls on the automotive and smartphone industries to work together to design systems with even lower demand on drivers. The post Apple CarPlay and Android Auto react quicker than native infotainment systems appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, News, Cars, Trends, AAA, Android Auto, Apple Carplay, Android Army, Car infotainment


IRMA to honor three-time Gold and Glory Sweepstakes winner Charlie Wiggins

Photos courtesy IRMA. Charlie Wiggins knew what he was up against – discrimination, segregation, the threat of retaliation, and outright racism – but he also knew he could outdrive any man, regardless of the color of his skin, so he persisted for decades to break the color barrier in auto racing. Though he never saw his dream of a black man racing at Indy become a reality, the Indiana Racing Memorial Association will nevertheless honor Wiggins’s persistence and accomplishments with a historical...
Tags: Indiana, Indianapolis, Shows, Chicago, United States, Autos, Pbs, Detroit, AAA, Motorsports, Oliver, Speedway, Ku Klux Klan, Gould, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, EVANSVILLE



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