For most Americans, the AAA name is synonymous with safe driving. Whether it’s coming to drivers’ aid on the roadside or helping people be more careful drivers, AAA has been an advocate for safety for more than a century, and in fact helped create the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). That’s why we’re thrilled to see their leadership extend to the future of self-driving cars.
Today, AAA Northern California, Nevada & Utah (AAA NCNU) is joining Waymo and our many partners in our mission to increase awareness and education about how self-driving technology can address road safety and mobility challenges. AAA NCNU oversees operations in seven markets, including Northern California and Arizona where self-driving technology is quickly gaining speed. Working together, we’ll expand the Let’s Talk Self-Driving public education campaign, creating new content, engaging new audiences and educating more people on benefits of self-driving technology. AAA NCNU’s long-standing leadership will be instrumental in helping address curiosity about the technology.
We launched the Let’s Talk Self-Driving campaign in 2017 with Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Safety Council, and a number of like-minded organizations in the Metro Phoenix area, all committed to the promise of self-driving technology to change lives and communities for the better. A lot has changed in the last two years. This past December, we introduced our ride-hailing service Waymo One in Phoenix, AZ. It’s still early, but today, riders in Phoenix are using Waymo One vehicles for daily commutes, weekly grocery trips, carpools for kids and much more. As people see more self-driving cars on the roads in Phoenix and other cities, we know education will continue to be important.
We’re incredibly excited to welcome AAA NCNU to Let’s Talk Self-Driving. We’ll continue to grow the conversation, create a community hub for discussion, and provide opportunities for people to learn about the impact self-driving technology can have to change people’s lives for the better. We welcome others to join us in this effort. You can learn more by visiting LetsTalkSelfDriving.com.
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