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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


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


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


Gavin Newsom is right to order a DMV overhaul

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has been a source of frustration for employees and customers for as long as anyone can remember. I started pushing for major reforms of this department in 2016 when my office was flooded with calls from truck driving students who were waiting 12 weeks to take the commercial driver’s license test. Many of them, low income and minority students, lost job offers due to this outrageous delay. Last year was atomic for the DMV. The federal Real ID deadline a...
Tags: Amazon, California, Opinion, Fresno, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Silicon Valley, Gavin Newsom, Department of Finance, American Automobile Association, California Department of Motor Vehicles, Newsom, Jean Shiomoto, Guest Commentary


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


We pay through the nose to live in California

Gov. Gavin Newsom’s inaugural address was a bit too long and somewhat disjointed, but he did make some cogent points, including this one: “Even in a booming economy, there is a disquieting sense that things are not as predictable as they once were, that we must now run faster just to stay in place. Stagnant wages. Costs that keep rising – rent, utilities, visiting the doctor – the basics are increasingly out of reach.  We face a gulf between the rich and everyone else – and it’s not just inequal...
Tags: New York, Mississippi, California, Opinion, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Missouri, Hawaii, Gavin Newsom, Bay Area, San Francisco Bay Area, Capitol, Austin Texas, Bankrate, Dan Walters


Winter Driving 101: The Complete Guide To Staying Safe & Ready

This winter driving guide includes:  How to respond during an emergency. Driving tips that will help keep you and your family safe. A comprehensive checklist for getting your vehicle “winterized.” Seven simple DIY maintenance items to watch during the winter. What to place in your emergency kit, including something we all overlook. How states are implementing new technology to help keep you safe when you travel. Winter Driving 101: The Complete Guide To Staying Safe & Ready Driving during t...
Tags: Virginia, Guides, Pennsylvania, North Dakota, Fema, DMV, Autos, Driving, Michigan, Nhtsa, Michigan State Police, North Dakota Department of Transportation, Vogel, Siegfried, American Automobile Association, PSI


Ice skating, live reindeer to soothe record U.S. holiday travel rush

A record one-third of the U.S. population is expected to take to the nation's roads, rails and skies for Christmas and New Year's travel, prompting airports to trot out unusual perks like free ice skating and live reindeer to soothe the stressed crowds. In the heavily populated Northeast, travelers will face heavy rains and high winds on Friday and Saturday, potentially causing further highway congestion and flight delays and cancellations. The American Automobile Association expects 112.5 mil...
Tags: News, American Automobile Association


Save Up to 20 Percent Plus Enjoy a Free Day 2018 With Hertz as Member of AAA — But Hurry

You can save up to 20 percent off of the base rate of renting a car — plus also  enjoy one free day on qualifying rentals for a limited time — if you rent a vehicle at participating Hertz rental car locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico for a minimum of three days by Thursday, January 31, 2019 and are a member of the American Automobile Association... ...but you must... The post Save Up to 20 Percent Plus Enjoy a Free Day 2018 With Hertz as Member of AAA — But Hurry appeared fir...
Tags: Travel, Deals, Rental Cars, Hertz, Puerto Rico, Promotions, Discounts And Coupons, Loyalty Programs, United States Canada, American Automobile Association


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


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


Beyond dot-com

I didn’t expect to spot a domain trend when I attended Mad Props, “a night of live storytelling to help us all understand the state propositions on the 2018 California ballot,” held Monday at a funky club near San Francisco’s Civic Center. Honestly, I just wanted to become a better-informed voter. But the trend was too obvious to ignore. When I checked in I picked up a voter guide published by BytheBay.cool (“Our mission is to transform residents into citizens”); inside was a printed link f...
Tags: Florida, Indonesia, California, San Francisco, Domains, Trends, Linguistics, Norway, Estonia, Zara, Norfolk Island, Bay Area, Danny, Alphabet Google, Airlift, American Automobile Association


Beyond dot-com

I didn’t expect to spot a domain trend when I attended Mad Props, “a night of live storytelling to help us all understand the state propositions on the 2018 California ballot,” held Monday at a funky club near San Francisco’s Civic Center. Honestly, I just wanted to become a better-informed voter. But the trend was too obvious to ignore. When I checked in I picked up a voter guide published by BytheBay.cool (“Our mission is to transform residents into citizens”); inside was a printed link f...
Tags: Florida, Indonesia, California, San Francisco, Domains, Trends, Linguistics, Norway, Estonia, Zara, Norfolk Island, Bay Area, Danny, Alphabet Google, Airlift, American Automobile Association


Clashing claims in campaign ads for Steve Knight, Katie Hill: What are they about?

They agree about one thing: Policies favored by Katie Hill, the Democrat running against Rep. Steve Knight, would have a big effect on middle-class families. Two recent campaign commercials in Los Angeles County’s hottest congressional election disagree sharply, though, about whether the effect would be good or bad. A 30-second ad by the Hill campaign says that, among positions on a half-dozen issues, she favors “tax cuts for small business and for the middle class.” But a 30-second ad by the Co...
Tags: Congress, California, Washington, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Hawaii, House, PAC, Paul ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Republican, Jerry Brown, Orange


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


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


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


People Are Losing Faith In Self-Driving Cars Following Recent Fatal Crashes

oldgraybeard shares a report from Mashable: A new survey (PDF) released Tuesday by the American Automobile Association found that 73 percent of American drivers are scared to ride in an autonomous vehicle. That figure is up 10 percent from the end of last year. The millennial demographic has been the most affected, according to the survey of more than 1,000 drivers. From that age group, 64 percent said they're too afraid to ride in an autonomous vehicle, up from 49 percent -- making it the bigge...
Tags: Tech, Bay Area, American Automobile Association, Arizona Another


New Study: Interest Growing For Electric Vehicles, Range Anxiety Still A Concern

The American Automobile Association or AAA has revealed their top green vehicle picks, and released a survey that shows Americans are warming up to electric vehicles. What’s particularly striking is how 20 percent – or close to 50 million Americans are looking to buy an electric vehicle as their next car. That’s a 15 percent jump from 2017. “Today, electric vehicles have mainstream appeal,” said Greg Brannon, Director of Automotive Engineering, AAA. “While concern for the environment is still a ...
Tags: Europe, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Electric, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Electric Cars, AAA, Tesla Motors, Chevrolet Bolt, Greg Brannon, Brannon, American Automobile Association, In-Depth


NASCAR’s France family to receive 2018 Argetsinger Award from the IMRRC

Jim France. Photo courtesy International Motor Racing Research Center. In 1948, William H.G. “Big Bill” France founded the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), both to grow the sport and to protect its drivers from unethical promoters. In the seven decades since, the France family has maintained a leadership role in American motorsports, so it’s fitting that the entire France family will be honored with the 2018 Argetsinger Award for Outstanding Contributions to Motorsports,...
Tags: France, Shows, Autos, Goldman Sachs, Bill, Air Force, ISC, Nascar, AAA, Motorsports, Mario Andretti, Reuters, Daytona International Speedway, Jim, Brian France, Daytona


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 7-14

  The Mission Hills Neighborhood Council meets on May 7 at Mission Community Police Station on Sepulveda Boulevard. (Google Street View)   North Hills East Neighborhood Council: 6:30 p.m. May 7. Penny Lane, Rainbow Room, 15314 Rayen St. 818-672-6674. www.northhillseast.org Greater Valley Glen Council: 7 p.m. May 7. Free parking in Lot B only. Valley College, Fireside Room, 5800 Fulton Ave. www.greatervalleyglencouncil.org Mission Hills Neighborhood Council: 7 p.m. May 7. Mission Hills Commu...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local-news, Edward, Los Angeles County, Rotary Club, Winnetka, Woodland Hills, San Fernando Valley, UCLA Medical Center, Celeste Ng, American Automobile Association, Westlake Village Inn


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 30-May 7

Canoga Park Women’s Club holds a Cinco de Mayo fashion show and luncheon on May 5 with a prepaid reservation. (Google Street View)   Van Nuys Airport Citizens Advisory Council: 7 p.m. May 1. Van Nuys Flyaway, second floor conference room, 7610 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys. 818-442-6526. bit.ly/2pOUB2C Sherman Oaks Woman’s Club: A guest speaker from the LA Zoo’s Classroom Safari Program presents a slideshow on the history of the zoo and its evolving landscape, 10:30 a.m. May 2. Prospective members we...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Lulu, Book Club, Chatsworth, Local-news, Edward, Los Angeles County, Rotary Club, Woodland Hills, LA Zoo, San Fernando Valley, Celeste Ng, American Automobile Association, Westlake Village Inn


Student wins license plate contest on distracted driving

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student has won a statewide contest to design a license plate aimed at calling attention to the problem of distracted driving. Kaya Windpainter, a student at Blacksburg High School, received a $1,000 prize from the American Automobile Association for her design. It features a drawing of an […]
Tags: News, Virginia, Ap, Richmond VA, American Automobile Association, Nation & World, Kaya Windpainter, Blacksburg High School


Drowsy Driving Might Be a Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought

Back in 2014, an American Automobile Association study estimated that tired motorists were responsible for around 328,000 accidents annually — 6,400 of which were fatal. However, unlike drunk driving, there’s no sound metric for assessing the true scope of the problem. Getting tired is something that just sort of happens. People don’t stay out all night […] The post Drowsy Driving Might Be a Bigger Problem Than Previously Thought appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Stats, Studies, Autos, Drunk Driving, AAA, Dot, Nhtsa, American Automobile Association, News Blog, Dangerous Driving, Automotive Safety, Studies & Reports, Drowsy Driving, Sleepy Driving


Backstage Past Part 2: 1955

Pivotal. A year that opened brightly with unprecedented prosperity, new-car horsepower, and interest in auto racing closed darkly in the wake of James Dean’s fatal highway crash and a rash of on-track tragedies. Newfound concern about vehicle safety would shape the American automotive industry in general, and motorsports in particular, in ways unimaginable before two-time-defending-champ Bill Vukovich died while leading the Indy 500 and a Grand Prix car mowed down more than 80 fans two weeks lat...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Texas, Featured, Nbc, California, Washington, France, Disney, America, Los Angeles, Indiana, Indianapolis, Ppc, Ford, Arizona


AAA will test Torc’s self-driving cars to build out safety criteria

 The American Automobile Association is doing work to help ensure it remains relevant in a future age of autonomous driving, and its latest partner in that effort is Torc Robotics, a self-driving technology company with loads of experience in automating heavy machinery and commercial equipment that’s now applying its expertise to the consumer market. At CES 2018, AAA announced that… Read More
Tags: TC, Technology, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automation, Autonomous Cars, Robotics, Robot, AAA, Science and Technology, Emerging-technologies, American Automobile Association, TORC, TORC Robotics


Rent 3 Days, Get One Day Free With Hertz as Member of AAA

You can enjoy a free day when you rent a vehicle for a minimum of three days at participating locations of Hertz in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico through Wednesday, January 31, 2018 if you are a member of the American Automobile Association — but... The post Rent 3 Days, Get One Day Free With Hertz as Member of AAA appeared first on The Gate.
Tags: Travel, Deals, Rental Cars, Hertz, AAA, Puerto Rico, Promotions, Discounts And Coupons, United States Canada, American Automobile Association


New Study: Traffic Fatalities Likely To Increase During Thanksgiving

( = || []).push({}); Thanksgiving is always an enjoyable time as family and friends gather around to celebrate. There are football games (go Lions!) and the obligatory afternoon nap in the recliner following a plate of turkey. It’s a great holiday but new research suggests we need to be mindful if our Thanksgiving plans involve travel. Already this year, we have reported on the dangers of being on the road on , and unfortunately, Thanksgiving is becoming...
Tags: Feature, Autos, Michigan, MADD, Michigan State Police, Vogel, American Automobile Association, National Safety Council, In-Depth, Carl Anthony, Maureen Vogel, Jim Flegel, MADD Victim Services Hotline, Spokeswoman National Safety Council