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Driver Assistance Systems Need Common Naming: AAA

Driver Assistance Systems Need Common Naming: AAA

In an effort to clear up confusion for motorists when researching or using advanced safety systems, AAA has proposed a set of standardized technology names for describing an array of advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

January 28, 2019

Drivers Overestimating Safety Tech Capabilities: AAA

Drivers Overestimating Safety Tech Capabilities: AAA

Four out of 10 Americans overestimate the capabilities of semi-automated driving systems based on their names, which indicates a lack of understanding of the technologies and a possible safety risk, according to a new survey from AAA.

November 19, 2018

Advanced Safety Systems Cost Twice as Much to Repair

Advanced Safety Systems Cost Twice as Much to Repair

Vehicles equipped with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) can add on average an extra $3,000 to the repair bill after a crash due to pricey sensors and their calibration requirements, according to new research from AAA.

October 25, 2018

36.6M People to Hit the Road for Memorial Day
Setting Mirrors to Eliminate Blind Zones
1 in 3 Drivers Type Texts or Email

1 in 3 Drivers Type Texts or Email

Nearly 35% of drivers say they have typed a text message or email while driving, even though 95.6% agreed that the behavior is unacceptable, according to new findings from AAA.

April 2, 2018

Drowsy Driving a Factor in Nearly 10% of Crashes

Drowsy Driving a Factor in Nearly 10% of Crashes

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety explores the relationship between drowsy driving and motor vehicle crashes — finding 9.5% of drivers involved in crashes to be classified as drowsy.

February 9, 2018

Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

Cell Phone Use 6 Seconds Prior to Crashes Studied

A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety examines the relationship between using a cell phone while driving and the risk of being involved in a crash by comparing cell phone use immediately prior to crashes versus during ordinary driving.

February 1, 2018

Safety Tip: Move Over for Emergency Vehicles
Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

Video Safety Tip: Protecting Your Vision

AAA offers five recommendations to help drivers maintain good vision for driving. And NHTSA explains how three different vision disorders — cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration — can diminish a driver's ability to see the road clearly.

January 15, 2018

Video Safety Tip: Vehicle Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore
More Vehicles Lacking Spare Tire

More Vehicles Lacking Spare Tire

AAA research finds that nearly one-third of 2017 model-year vehicles don’t include a spare tire as standard equipment.

November 13, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

Video Safety Tip: Driving in Snow

It's that time of year again. A number of areas have already seen the first snowfall of the season. AAA offers advice for driving in wintry conditions.

November 6, 2017

Driving in Wintry Conditions

Driving in Wintry Conditions

AAA's driving expert, William Van Tassel, offers advice for safe winter driving. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

November 6, 2017

Video Safety Tip: Precautions for Halloween
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