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News Story
7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A combination of "extremely rare circumstances" last month is believed to have led to the first known fatal crash linked to self-driving car technology, according to a statement released yesterday by Tesla Motors. With an investigation now under way by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the possible impact on the...
News Story
7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog sends a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, saying that the Autopilot should be disabled as it is not safe for the roads Apart from battle with major publications, Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has found itself in a greater problem as regulators have started taking on the young electric vehicle (EV) maker following its first fatal...
News Story
7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The group said the feature is unsafe and wants the company to take full responsibility to the accidents it caused. Santa Monica, CA — In the wake of a fatal crash in Florida while the car was in "autopilot" mode, a Santa Monica-based consumer advocate group is calling on Tesla to disable the feature in its cars until the feature is...
News Story
7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Facing increased scrutiny recently about the safety of the Autopilot feature on his company's cars, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk over the weekend hinted at a coming announcement about a "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2." Tesla Motors' original master plan was detailed by Musk in a 2006 blog post describing his goal to "...
News Story
7/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (FOX 11) - “Tesla is in a situation where it's using its customers as human guinea pigs,” John M. Simpson with Santa Monica based Consumer Watchdog said Friday. The group is demanding Tesla make safety changes after a handful of crashes possibly linked to the vehicles autopilot system. “We’ve sent a...
Video
7/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
John M. Simpson explains to FOX LA why Consumer Watchdog is urging Tesla to disable autopilot in their cars after the recent crash.
News Release
7/8/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
Santa Monica, CA – In the wake of a fatal crash in Florida Consumer Watchdog called on Tesla Chairman and CEO Elon Musk to disable his car’s “autopilot” feature until it is shown to be safe and said if it is offered in the future Tesla must pledge to be liable if something goes wrong with its self-driving technology....
News Story
7/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The company blames the victim when things go wrong, the group argues The Consumer Watchdog group says Tesla's Autopilot technology isn't ready to take the wheel and wants Tesla CEO Elon Musk to take away the keys until it's safe.  In a letter to Musk today, the group called the CEO's response to a fatal Tesla...
News Story
7/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — The National Transportation Safety Board is launching an investigation of a fatal crash on May 7 involving a 2015 Tesla Model S that was operating with its automated driving system activated. The NTSB said it “is sending five people to investigate the crash” in Williston, Florida, near Gainesville, that resulted in...
News Story
7/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Self-driving car advocates are scrambling to contain the fallout of the fatal crash of 2015 Tesla Model S that was operating with its automated driving system activated. The news of the fatality — believed to be the first death in a car engaged in a semi-autonomous driving feature — came as federal regulators prepare...