Press Release Category: Technology

More Motorists Consider Going Electric in Next Vehicle Purchase

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 8, 2018) – American appetite for electric vehicles is heating up. A new AAA survey shows that 20 percent or 50 million Americans will likely go electric for their next vehicle purchase, up from 15 percent in 2017. With lower-than-average ownership costs, increased driving ranges and the latest advanced safety features, AAA sees […]

Despite Nationwide Survey, Most Carolinians Leary of Self-Driving Cars

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 24, 2018) – A recent AAA Carolinas survey revealed that 71% of Carolinians are not yet comfortable with self-driving cars, with 29% saying they were ready for a ride in a fully autonomous vehicle. Across the country, however, drivers are beginning to embrace self-driving vehicles. The annual survey reveals that 63 percent […]

NEW VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY CREATES MORE DISTRACTIONS BEHIND THE WHEEL

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (October 5, 2017) With distracted driving as one of the leaders in crash causes, AAA warns that in-vehicle technologies designed to curb the dangerous behavior may not be working as they were intended. New vehicle infotainment systems take drivers’ eyes and attention off the road and hands off the wheel for potentially dangerous […]

Truck Safety Technology Can Prevent 63,000 Crashes Each Year

AAA Foundation Study Reveals Benefits of Adding Safety Technology to Large Trucks (Sept. 21, 2017)- 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. In 2015, large trucks were involved in more than […]

AAA Carolinas Applauds New Technology That Aims To Combat Distracted Driving

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 7, 2017) – Apple recently announced that iOS 11, a new version of their operating software, will include a “Do Not Disturb While Driving” feature. AAA Carolinas applauds this new technology that aims to prevent distracted driving—a preventable epidemic that leads to around 5,000 deaths every year. “AAA Carolinas is dedicated to […]