22 September 2015

Americans Steer Away from Autonomous Parking

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AURORA, ILL. (September 22, 2015) – As automakers increasingly integrate self-parking features into new vehicles, Americans say they are not ready to give up control. According to a new survey from AAA, nearly 80 percent of American drivers are confident in their parallel parking abilities and only one-in-four would trust this technology to park their vehicle. Despite this, AAA testing found self-parking technology outperformed unassisted drivers in four key areas.

27 October 2014

AAA: Tests Show Rear View Cameras Can Save Lives

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With Halloween approaching, neighborhoods will be filled with small trick-or-treaters that can be easily missed when drivers turn their heads to look behind the vehicle. AAA tested the rear view camera systems in 17 vehicles to measure the reduction in blind-zone areas. 
20 March 2014

Extreme Temperatures Affect Electric Vehicle Driving Range, AAA Says

New study conducted by the AAA Automotive Research Center shows electric vehicle driving range can be nearly 60 percent lower in extreme cold and 33 percent lower in extreme heat.
26 March 2013

AAA Auto Buying Experts Select Top Vehicles for Commuters

AURORA, Ill. (Mar. 26, 2013) - Chicagoland motorists are no strangers to congestion, long commutes and high gas prices. With peak commute times of 44 minutes* each way and gas prices hovering about $4.00 per gallon, selecting the right vehicle can make a commute more enjoyable and lower expenses. For motorists in the market for a new car AAA Auto Buying experts have selected vehicles that go the distance with comfort and performance. 
22 February 2013

AAA: Extreme Winter Weather Calls for Driver Preparation

Snow, extreme cold and blizzard-like weather can create extremely dangerous driving conditions for motorists on most highways statewide.  AAA Chicago advises motorists to prepare themselves and their car.  Motorists are advised to monitor weather conditions and follow advice from authorities.  If it is not safe to travel and you don’t have to travel, don’t drive.
01 October 2012

AAA Chicago: Pink Tow Trucks will Service Chicagoland Motorists in October

Stranded motorists shouldn’t be surprised if they see a pink tow truck coming to their aid. For the first time in AAA’s more than 100-year history, it is painting its classic red, white and blue tow trucks the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.