Eyes on the Road

New research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that when drivers initially use active-driving assistance – like Tesla’s Autopilot and Cadillac’s Super Cruise – they actually pay more attention, not less attention, to the overall driving task. AAA is encouraged by the research findings and urges drivers to learn the benefits and limitations …

Pedestrian Detection Systems Don’t Work When Needed Most

New research from AAA reveals that vehicle technology designed to stop cars to avoid pedestrian crashes is inconsistent in most situations and completely ineffective at night when 75% of pedestrian fatalities occur. Pedestrian Crash Data On average, a pedestrian is killed every 88 minutes in traffic crashes in the United States, totaling nearly 6,000 people …