Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

AAA: Partially Automated Driving Systems Don’t Always Work

An Argo AI test vehicle navigates Pittsburgh streets in 2018. A test vehicle from Argo AI, Ford's autonomous unit, navigates Pittsburgh streets in 2018. (Keith Srakocic/Associated Press)

Two tests by AAA during the past two years show that partially automated driving systems don’t always function properly, so the auto club is recommending that car companies limit their use.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
August 6, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

Despite Lower Gas Prices, AAA Expects Fewer Travelers This Memorial Day Weekend

Traffic is light on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge May 18,2020. Light traffic is seen on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge May 18, 2020. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

The coronavirus pandemic has undermined road travel data, but anecdotal information points to fewer drivers likely to take to the road for Memorial Day weekend, AAA announced.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
May 21, 2020
Business, Technology, TCA

AAA: Electric Vehicles Are Looking More Appealing to Consumers

An electric vehicle charging in the street. An electric vehicle charging in the street. (Getty Images)

Electric vehicles are becoming more economically competitive with their gas-fueled counterparts and people are feeling less “range anxiety” about how far they can get on a charge, according to new research by AAA.

Judith Kohler | The Denver Post
January 23, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment

Polar Vortex Exposed Range Limitations of Electric Car Batteries, AAA Says

Cars Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg News

DETROIT — Cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40% when interior heaters are used, a new study found.

Tom Krisher | Associated Press
February 7, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

AAA Acquires Nation’s Largest Autonomous Vehicle Test Site

New Facility AAA NorCal

The largest autonomous vehicle test site in the United States has been acquired by AAA of Northern California, Nevada and Utah, one of the most familiar car-club brands in the country.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 9, 2019
Safety, Logistics, TCA

AAA Expects Holiday Traffic to Break Record

Ohio Department of Transportation

The AAA predicts a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5% compared with last year’s prediction and the highest number since AAA started tracking travel 18 years ago.

Jocelyn Brumbaugh | The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
July 3, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

AAA Study: Onboard Safety Systems Could Prevent 63,000 Large Truck Crashes

Equipping large trucks with advanced safety technologies has the potential to prevent up to 63,000 truck-related crashes each year, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
September 21, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Gas Prices See Record Lows Just in Time for Holiday Weekend

National gasoline prices are hovering at an all-time low for the year at $2.26 per gallon — the lowest they’ve been since February, according to auto club AAA.

June 27, 2017

Motorists on Roads for Memorial Day Weekend Predicted to Be Highest Since 2005

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

The number of Americans traveling by car for the Memorial Day holiday will hit a 12-year high this year, fueled by a growing economy and relatively low gasoline prices, the nation's largest motorists' advocacy group said May 17.

Jarrett Renshaw | Reuters
May 17, 2017

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Expected to Be Busiest Since 2007


This Thanksgiving will be the busiest for nationwide travel since 2007, with 48.7 million Americans expected to travel at least 50 miles this year, according to auto club AAA.

Caitlin Dineen | Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel
November 17, 2016