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News Release
9/24/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today formally petitioned the California Department of Motor Vehicles to amend its driverless car testing regulations to require that police investigate any accidents involving robot cars. In addition the public interest group said the regulations should be amended to require copies of any video or...
News Story
9/24/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog is watching out for the safety of other drivers on the road encountering self-driving vehicles in California. The group is following up on our question we asked when the first accidents occurred, “They have cameras on the cars, why don’t they have to show video footage of what happened?” Consumer Watchdog also...
News Story
8/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog is asking the California Department of Motor Vehicles to amend its Autonomous Vehicle Regulation to require that police investigate any crashes of robot cars being tested on public roads. They also urge the DMV to require any data and video gathered by a self-driving car just before and during a crash should be provided to the...
News Story
8/21/2015
Posted by Mark Reback
A leading consumer group called upon California officials Thursday to strengthen oversight of crashes involving self-driving cars. Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit organization based in the state, asked California's Department of Motor Vehicles to amend regulations to require police to investigate any crashes involving autonomous cars on public...
News Release
8/20/2015
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to amend its Autonomous Vehicle Regulation to require that police investigate any crashes of robot cars being tested on public roads. In addition the DMV should require that any data and video gathered by a robot car just before and during a...
News Story
6/17/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Santa Monica organization calls on DMV to lengthen testing time frame for road tests of tech giant's fleet A Westside group is calling on California’s Department of Motor Vehicles to slow the rush to get self-driving vehicles on the road, less than a month before residents can begin applying for permits to be test drivers for the cars....
News Story
6/16/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast. SANTA MONICA (CBSLA.com) — A Westside consumer advocacy group wants the DMV to hit the brakes on putting driverless cars on California roads. KNX 1070′s Megan Goldsby reports Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to officials alleging the Google prototypes need at...
News Story
6/12/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog has warned the California Department of Motor Vehicles not to give into pressure from Google and others with an interest in developing autonomous vehicles to rush to adopt regulations for the public use of the vehicles that are not ready to protect our safety. "We urge the DMV to follow a sensible and deliberate...
News Release
6/10/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today warned the California Department of Motor Vehicles not to succumb to pressure from Google and others with a vested interest in developing “driverless cars” to rush to adopt regulations for the public use of the vehicles that are inadequate to protect our safety. “We urge the DMV...
News Story
6/10/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
A consumer group wants the California Department of Motor Vehicles to slow Google’s rush to get driverless cars on the road. Consumer Watchdog said the state’s regulations don’t allow enough time to test the self-driving cars before allowing them on California streets and highways. “We urge the DMV to follow a sensible and...