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News Story
2/3/2017
Posted by Connor
Alphabet CEO Larry Page once proposed that we “set aside a small part of the world” free from laws because “there are many, many exciting and important things you just can’t do because they’re illegal or they’re not allowed by regulation.” At least in theory, the country got one step closer to Page’s...
News Story
2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
Disengagement reports from companies testing autonomous cars on California’s public roads show that driverless vehicles are not ready to be deployed without human drivers who can take control when the self-driving technology fails, according to the group Consumer Watchdog. The California Department of Motor Vehicles requires every...
News Story
2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
Self-driving cars operated by Waymo are logging significantly more miles on California public roads than their competitors, and the Google project’s cars are traveling significantly more miles without experiencing disengagements of their autonomous technology, according to reports released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. The...
News Story
2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
 Self-driving vehicles are all the rage with big hopes for the future but a new study says they aren’t ready to take on the task of driving all by themselves. US consumer advocate organisation Consumer Watchdog has collated reports from different robot car companies and concluded that at this stage autonomous vehicles are not ready to...
News Story
2/2/2017
Posted by Connor
SACRAMENTO — Though scant on details, a report released by the DMV Wednesday shows that driverless cars have a long way to go before they can get rid of humans, experts said. The data from the Department of Motor Vehicles includes autonomous vehicle test results from 11 companies. The information includes details of when drivers had to take...
News Story
2/1/2017
Posted by Connor
Los Angeles (abcnews.go.com)-Self-driving car prototypes appear to be getting better at negotiating California streets and highways without a human backup driver intervening, according to data made public Wednesday by California transportation regulators. The data reflect safety-related incidents reported by 11 companies that have been testing...
News Release
2/1/2017
Posted by Connor
SANTA MONICA, CA – Disengagement reports from companies testing robot cars on California’s public roads released today by the Department of Motor Vehicles show the technology is not ready to be deployed without human drivers behind a steering wheel who can take control when the self-driving technology fails, Consumer Watchdog said. For...
News Release
1/19/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – In a last minute action by the outgoing administration, the National Highway Traffic Administration today ended its probe of the fatal crash of a Tesla in Florida last May by wrongly blaming the driver instead of the car’s “Autopilot” technology, Consumer Watchdog said. “NHTSA has wrongly accepted...
News Story
1/19/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — The U.S. government will not order any recalls or fines as it concludes its investigation of a fatal crash involving a 2015 Tesla Model S that was operating with its automated driving system activated. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday that it did not find any safety defects in Tesla’s semi-...
News Story
1/19/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Federal regulators said Thursday they have closed an investigation of a fatal Tesla Autopilot crash, finding no defects and declining to issue a recall notice. The six-month investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  into the nation’s first self-driving vehicle fatality found no problems with the design or...