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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


President Trump Says 'I Don't Trust Some Computer to Drive Me Around' According to New Report

A whopping 71 percent of Americans don’t trust autonomous cars to drive them around, according to a new survey by AAA. And it looks like the most famous man in America stands with the 71 percent. President Donald Trump has said, “I don’t trust some computer to drive me around,” according to a new report from Axios.Read more...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, White House, America, Computers, New Zealand, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, Donald Trump, AAA, Department Of Transportation, Trump, Self Driving Cars, Muslim Ban, Don


Whicker: Young Kings are the rulers of 12-year-old hockey

EL SEGUNDO — The 12-year-old Junior Kings came to the Tournoi International Hockey de Pee Wee de Quebec last month. The best part was leaving with the trophy. The worst part was leaving. “The whole city opens up to these kids,” said Brett Beebe, the head coach, as he sat on a bench overlooking the ice at Toyota Sports Center. “They roll out the red carpet. The parents don’t have to go. The families play host to two or three kids from each team. The kids learn a little French, they get immersed i...
Tags: California, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Kings, Philadelphia, NHL, Detroit, San Jose Sharks, Quebec, AAA, Los-angeles-kings, Quebec City, Williamsport, El Segundo, Wayne Gretzky


‘Ape Out’ and ‘Baba Is You’ demonstrate the depth of simplicity

The games we see advertised the most aren’t necessarily the best representatives for what has become an incredibly diverse medium. Yearly AAA installments and massive open worlds are all well and good, but simplicity is rarely on display — which makes two recent releases, Ape Out and Baba Is You, all the more delightful. Both are, in a way, very simple games, but from that simplicity arises complex and enjoyable gameplay concepts that can entertain (or frustrate) for hours. It’s a refreshing rev...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Tech, Game Review, Eureka, AAA, Baba, Nintendo Switch


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


71 Percent of Americans Still Don't Trust Autonomous Cars According to New Survey

Most Americans are terrified of riding in autonomous vehicles, according to a new survey released by AAA. And rather than getting more comfortable with the futuristic technology, people are becoming more afraid.Read more...
Tags: Uber, Science, Tesla, Automation, Autonomous Vehicles, Driverless Cars, AAA, Driverless Car, Self Driving Cars, Waymo, Don t Trust Autonomous Cars According


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


nanoloop reborn as standalone, Game Boy-inspired groovebox

nanoloop, beginning life as a Game Boy cartridge, helped ignite a craze in chip music by intuitively combining sequencing and sound. Now, its creator wants to make his own hardware. And — while I hope you read what I have to say, you almost don’t need to do anything other than watch this tantalizing demo: It’s really hard to describe nanoloop just in terms of specs. The music tool has seen iterations on original Game Boy plus Game Boy Advance generation, in addition to iOS and Android apps...
Tags: Mobile, Music, Hardware, Tech, Gear, Kickstarter, Nintendo, AAA, Oliver, Fm, Sequencers, Awesomeness, Synths, Music Tech, Game Boy Advance, Crowd-funding


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


On this day March 4: Reagan takes responsibility for Iran-Contra

Highlights of this day in history: Franklin D. Roosevelt is sworn in as president and vows to lead America out of the Great Depression; President Ronald Reagan takes responsibility for the Iran-Contra affair; The AAA is founded. (March 4)            [Author: AP]
Tags: News, America, Reagan, Ap, Ronald Reagan, AAA, Iran Contra, Franklin D Roosevelt


Los Angeles plans ‘pothole blitz’ as rains crumble streets across the city

Bureau of Street Services small asphalt repair crew Genaro Granados, Jr. and Lazaro Aranda fill potholes on Chase Street in Northridge on Friday, March 1, 2019. Pothole repair requests are up due to all of the rain and a “Pothole Crew” completes 13-18 requests per day. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG) The Los Angeles City Council funded a “pothole blitz” on Friday, March 1, as agencies around the region seeing a spike in maintenance requests are scrambling out road crews ...
Tags: Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, CalTrans, Local News, Ventura County, AAA, Los Angeles City Council, Northridge, Los Angeles County, Van Nguyen, Caltrans District, New LA, Bureau of Street Services


California’s DMV drives us crazy, reforms are needed

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has created a “DMV Reinvention Strike Team” to recommend “long-term . . . reform” for the state Department of Motor Vehicles. To be useful, the strike team must offer fundamental structural and operational reforms, not just more taxpayer money. The DMV took its sloth-like reputation to a new level last summer, when average wait times in branch offices grew nearly 50 percent from the year before. Five-to-seven-hour waits were common. Privileged lawmakers, however, can...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, House, Arizona, DMV, Lausd, Jerry Brown, North Carolina, AAA, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Independent Institute, Lawrence J McQuillan, Kevin McCarthy


5 realistic ways to save money, according to experts

U.S. household debt reached an all-time high in 2018, a year that also saw a severe drop in the personal savings rate.While the internet propagates many untenable ways to save, experts agree that small changes to our lives can result in large paybacks.These five ways to save money can lead to improved health and living a little greener. None The internet is replete with advice on how to save money, but it can be difficult to find information that's right for you. The FIRE movement promises th...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Motivation, Money, Life, Finance, Boston, Choice, United States, Innovation, Palmer, Starbucks, Coca Cola, AAA, Personal Growth, Goal-setting


Bioware’s high-flying ‘Anthem’ falls flat

Anthem is the first attempt by Bioware (of Mass Effect and Dragon Age fame) to tap into the well of cash supposedly to be found in the “game as platform” trend that has grown over the last few years, with Destiny, Warframe and Fortnite as preeminent exemplars. After a botched demo weekend dampened fan expectations, the final game is here — and while it’s a lot better than the broken mess we saw a few weeks ago, it’s still very hard to recommend. I delayed my review to evaluate the game’s progres...
Tags: Reviews, TC, Gaming, Review, Tech, Game Review, Anthem, AAA, BioWare, Fortnite, Fort Tarsis, So Anthem


'Anthem' is the definition of a blockbuster video game, but that doesn't make it fun

"Anthem" is a multiplayer third-person shooting game developed by BioWare, the creators of "Mass Effect." Players pilot a mechanized suit of armor resembling something out of Marvel's "Iron Man." "Anthem" is designed to be an ongoing service with daily updates to keep players engaged after the main story ends.  The game is officially out on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One today; the game is also available with through the Origin Access Premiere and EA Access monthly subscription programs. Whe...
Tags: Trends, EA, Anthem, AAA, Electronic Arts, BioWare, EA Access, Mike Gamble, Iron Man Anthem


South Bay chef Darren Weiss is the star of a new kitchen and a new documentary

When it came to cooking, Darren Weiss was a natural. Decades before reality shows like “MasterChef Junior,” on Fox and “Kids Baking Championship” on the Food Network put kids in the kitchen, the South Bay chef was in there whipping up fancy meals for his family at a young age — admittedly while leaving the kitchen a messy disaster. Eventually his cooking skills led him to become a celebrated chef who ran several respected kitchens before opening his own place in 2007. Now the inspirational journ...
Tags: England, New York, Movies, Restaurants, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Chelsea, Food Network, Oscar, Emmy, AAA, Maui, Santa Monica


Taco Bell will begin serving Steak Rattlesnake Fries on Feb. 28

Taco Bell diners can expect some bite from Steak Rattlesnake Fries, which debut nationwide Feb. 28. That’s due to one of the toppings, pickled jalapeños, according to product development manager Rene Pisciotti, product development manager. “It’s a little bit of an eating adventure, a gamble if you will, because our jalapeños are a little bit like shishitos. You’re not sure if one’s going to be really spicy or not,” he said in late January at the fast food chain’s test kitchen in Irvine. The dish...
Tags: Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Fast Food, AAA, Taco Bell, South Bay, Irvine, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Nacho Fries, Top Stories OCR, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Soboba Casino Resort, Rene Pisciotti, Darren Weiss


5 cool, colorful drink specials on National Margarita Day, Feb. 22

Americans don’t need much encouragement to drink margaritas. But they’re getting a few extra incentives on Friday, Feb. 22. It’s National Margarita Day. Here is a taste of what’s out there: Chili’s Grill & Bar: Chili’s is mixing three $5 Margaritas on Feb. 22, one for each of the primary colors, more or less. There’s the Cuervo Blue Margarita with Jose Cuervo Tradicional Silver Tequila and DeKuyper Blue Curaçao Liqueur; the yellow Tropical Sunrise Margarita, with Jose Cuervo Especial Tequila; an...
Tags: Drinks, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, AAA, Miguel, Corona, LA County, San Fernando Valley, LA Miguel, Hennessy, Tony Roma, Lakeshore Drive, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


AAA awards 10 LA County restaurants with Four and Five Diamond ratings

The Steakhouse in Rancho Mirage has received a Four Diamond Award for the first time from the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Steakhouse restaurant at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage on Monday, February 4, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Cielo has again been rated a Four Diamond Award restaurant by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Manager Robert Volpe, and chef de cusine Damian Stanley stand in the dining room of Cielo at...
Tags: California, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Disneyland Resort, AAA, Santa Monica, Dudley, Los Angeles County, Riverside, Peninsula Beverly Hills, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, LA County


AAA gives these 20 local restaurants its highest ratings

The Steakhouse in Rancho Mirage has received a Four Diamond Award for the first time from the Automobile Club of Southern California. The Steakhouse restaurant at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa in Rancho Mirage on Monday, February 4, 2019. (Photo by Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Cielo has again been rated a Four Diamond Award restaurant by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Manager Robert Volpe, and chef de cusine Damian Stanley stand in the dining room of Cielo at...
Tags: California, Restaurants, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Disneyland Resort, Pasadena, AAA, Santa Monica, Dudley, Riverside, Newport Beach, Fullerton, Hidalgo, Rancho Mirage


Mobile MOBA ‘Vainglory’ Now on Steam, Mac With Full Cross-Play

The award-winning mobile MOBA “Vainglory” is available now on Steam for Windows and Mac, and it’s cross-playable with its iOS and Android brethren, developer Super Evil Megacorp announced on Wednesday. “Super Evil Megacorp is comprised of AAA gaming veterans who believe in letting all gamers play together in beautiful, responsive and deep experiences, whichever their […]
Tags: Vainglory, News, AAA, Megacorp, Super Evil Megacorp


Why You Should Be Shopping at Pearls of Joy This Valentine’s Day

The days are counting down quick and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It will be here before you know it and there is a good chance that you have already started thinking about gifts. Well, jewelry is always popular with women, but if you really want to surprise her this holiday, you should consider going with pearls. Of course, there are numerous pearl vendors that you can shop from, but if you want quality, affordability, and a unique all-in-one package, you should consider sho...
Tags: Jewelry, Asia, Fashion, Valentine's Day, AAA, Joy, Kevin, Home Life, Valentine's Day Gifts, Pearl Earrings, Valentine's Day gift ideas, Valentine's Day Jewelry, Pearl Jewelry, Tahitian Pearls, Pearls of Joy, Kevin Canning


Ubisoft And Mozilla Announce AI Coding Assistant Clever-Commit

Video game publisher Ubisoft is working with Mozilla to develop an AI coding assistant called Clever-Commit, head of Ubisoft La Forge Yves Jacquier announced during DICE Summit 2019 on Tuesday. From a report: Clever-Commit reportedly helps programmers evaluate whether or not a code change will introduce a new bug by learning from past bugs and fixes. The prototype, called Commit-Assistant, was tested using data collected during game development, Ubisoft said, and it's already contributing to som...
Tags: Firefox, Tech, Mozilla, Ubisoft, AAA, Yves Jacquier, Mathieu Nayrolles, Technological Group, Ubisoft Montreal Read


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


Discounts to insurance: Many ways seniors can save on travel

By David Koenig, The Associated Press Most seniors have more free time for leisure activities including travel, but money is tighter when the paychecks stop at retirement. Retirees who want to travel can make those trips more affordable by taking advantage of senior discounts and through less obvious strategies. Many of the tips offered by travel experts work just as well for anyone, regardless of age, but could be especially valuable for seniors. Among them: — When traveling by air, be flexible...
Tags: Europe, England, France, China, Sport, Canada, Soccer, Italy, Delta, Associated Press, Seattle, AAA, Southwest Airlines, Hall, United Airlines, American Airlines


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: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent

DETROIT (AP) — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used, a new study found. The study of five electric vehicles by AAA also found that high temperatures can cut into battery range, but not nearly as much as the cold. The […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Ap, Nation, Detroit, AAA


The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There's a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, this is not a paid reservation system for hotels. The AAA inspectors are about as impartial as you can get. If you've ever heard the phrase "true 5-star hotel,...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Canada, North America, Four Seasons, AAA, Caribbean, Travel Industry, Luxury Hotels, Expedia, Mexico Hotels, Luxury Latin America, Top Hotels, 5-diamond Mexico, Cancun, Mexico Luxury Hotels


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