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News Story
4/17/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Automakers are rushing to put self-driving cars on the road, but questions remain about who will be responsible for accidents that occur when vehicles are in control of primary driving tasks. A consumer safety group is trying to get ahead of the problem by pushing automakers to assume responsibility for crashes involving self-...
News Story
1/26/2017
Posted by Connor
Saudi Arabia’s drivers could soon be on the road to a safer and smarter future, thanks in part to the arrival of Hyundai’s latest automobile upgrades.     The South Korean automaker recently announced that it is incorporating more advanced technology into cars being exported to the gulf country. Although not technically...
Blog Post
7/22/2016
Posted by Carmen Balber
Obama administration officials’ love affair with self-driving cars is so blinding that even a fatal crash – caused when a Tesla in autopilot mode failed to "see" a white truck against a bright sky – has failed to slow their rush to deploy robot cars on public highways. In fact, speaking at the Automated Vehicle...
News Release
7/1/2016
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – The news that a Tesla driving in autopilot mode was involved in a fatal collision is evidence that federal regulators need to go slow as they write new guidelines for self-driving cars, said Consumer Watchdog.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was expected to issue new guidelines for self-driving...
Courtroom Case
4/26/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Three advanced auto safety technologies can prevent thousands of deaths and injuries each year, and billions of dollars in property damage, caused by rear-end crashes. Using combinations of radar, lidar (reflected laser light) and cameras, these technologies – known as Automatic Emergency Braking – are able to help prevent collisions....
Blog Post
3/22/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
The  unprecedented deal between the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and 20 automakers to voluntarily make automatic emergency braking systems standard on their cars by 2022 actually undercuts auto safety.  As Congress said in 1966, when it created NHTSA: ‘The...
News Release
1/13/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- Three of the nation’s top consumer advocates today asked the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to adopt as standard equipment three new advanced safety technologies that could prevent thousands of deaths and injuries, and billions in property damage, from rear-end crashes. The formal petition by...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration is poised to announce new auto safety guidelines -- and it had better be prepared for a fight. The federal agency has reached an agreement with several manufacturers, say sources not authorized to speak publicly on the topic, and could announce new safety standards as early as Thursday or...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Rear-end collisions are the curse of the motoring classes. They become more common as traffic congestion increases and as electronic gadgets distract drivers from the task at hand. But just as technology contributes to the problem, it can also help solve it. Through advanced collision avoidance technology, that's increasingly available as...