What we do
The ARC started in the 1960s to provide information to Congress in the debates on auto emissions. Since then, the ARC's role expanded to include vehicle safety testing and research and analysis on the latest vehicle technology. The ARC remains AAA’s only dedicated automotive research facility in the U.S.
The state-of-the-art automotive test facility, located in Los Angeles, performs emissions, fuel economy, performance, and many other tests on vehicles. It also provides news updates on a broad range of key automotive issues and trends.