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Groups Seek Consensus on What to Call Newfangled Driver Assistance Technologies

Four consumer and safety organizations—AAA, Consumer Reports, J.D. Power and the National Safety Council—are urging all organizations, automakers and the media to adopt standardized naming for advanced driver assistance technology in an effort to reduce confusion. They say the use …

AAA Survey: Floridians Concerned for Upcoming Hurricane Season

Floridians are becoming more concerned about hurricane season, after enduring four major storms in the past three years, including a category five last year, according to a survey from AAA. The AAA survey, conducted online of 400 residents living in …

Most Americans Continue to Be Very Afraid of Self-Driving Cars: AAA Survey

Seven in 10 Americans don’t want to go anywhere near self-driving cars. The portion of Americans who fear autonomous vehicles—71 percent in the American Automobile Association’s latest survey—is virtually unchanged from a year ago and up eight percentage points from …

American Drivers Grow More Afraid of Driverless Vehicles: AAA

Three-quarters (73 percent) of American drivers now say they would be too afraid to ride in a fully self-driving vehicle, up significantly from 63 percent in late 2017. Additionally, two-thirds (63 percent) of U.S. adults report they would actually feel …

Americans’ Fear of Driverless Cars Subsiding: AAA Survey

American drivers are slowly warming up to the idea of relinquishing the wheel to a robot. Although 63 percent of U.S. drivers say they’d be afraid to ride in a fully self-driving car, that’s down substantially from the 78 percent …

Homeowners Fear Losing Insurance in Midst of California Fires

California homeowners and regulators have a new fear about wildfires ravaging the state: that insurers will drop coverage. Massive, out-of-season fires in northern and southern California are causing billions of dollars in claims and challenging expectations of when and where …

Report: Some Illinois Insurance Companies Forcing Roof Replacements

When Dennis Roberts’ car insurance started getting a bit too expensive, he did what a lot of consumers do and shopped around. Then he picked a new company and switched both his home and auto coverage, never expecting what it …

New York Warns Against Selfies While Driving

Authorities are warning N.Y. drivers against taking selfies, citing a national review suggesting they are among the most likely to do it. It’s generally illegal except in an emergency to use a handheld mobile device while driving in the Empire …

Secret Service Agent Says Many Cyber Breaches Go Unreported

Many breaches in data security may be going unreported by American businesses. That’s according to Kirk Arthur, supervisory special agent for the U.S. Secret Service’s San Francisco field office. “Businesses simply don’t report it,” said Arthur, who was speaking in …

South Carolina Drivers Get a Cost Break

The cost of driving in South Carolina is down for the first time in four years. AAA Carolinas announced that it will cost the driver of an average sedan about $9,200 to operate their vehicle this year. That’s down from …