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News Story
4/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog wants to put the brakes on removing the brakes ... and steering wheel. In comments for a NHTSA public meeting about automated vehicle technology, John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog's Privacy Project Director, called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require a steering wheel, brake, and accelerator in...
News Story
4/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Over the past two years, Action Alerts PLUS holding Alphabet (GOOGL) has made a strong push for driverless cars with varying degrees of success, as aspects of the industry have been met with opposition at the federal and state levels. Google isn't the only company devloping the technology, however, and the movement for...
News Release
4/8/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON – Consumer Watchdog today called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to require a steering wheel, brake and accelerator so a human driver can take control of a self-driving robot car when necessary in the guidelines it is developing on automated vehicle technology. In comments for a NHTSA public meeting today...
News Story
4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog on Friday called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to require a steering wheel, brake and accelerator in all autonomous vehicles so a human driver can take control of a self-driving vehicle when necessary. The group asked NHTSA to place these requirements in the guidelines the agency is developing on...
News Story
4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON, DC -- Self-driving cars are more likely to hurt than help public safety because of unsolved technical issues, engineers and safety advocates told the government Friday, countering a push by innovators to speed government approval. Even a trade association for automakers cautioned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration at a...
News Story
4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An automaker trade association warned Friday that U.S. auto safety regulators' timetable for unveiling guidance on the deployment of self-driving cars may be too aggressive. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on Friday held the first of two public hearings to get input as it writes policy...
News Story
4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
"We may be on the cusp of a safety innovation revolution," said Mark Rosekind, who runs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), kicking off the federal government's first public hearing on self-driving cars. Over 200 people attended the hearing Friday at the US Department of Transportation's headquarters in...
News Story
4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON -- Auto industry and consumer representatives warned Friday that U.S. auto safety regulators' push to aid autonomous car deployments may be too aggressive, and urged greater transparency and public input in policies covering self-driving technology. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Friday held the first of two...
Video
4/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer advocates warned Friday that U.S. auto safety regulators' push to aid autonomous car deployments may be too aggressive, and urged greater transparency and public input in policies covering self-driving technology.
News Release
4/7/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA -- A little-publicized proposal by Google to allow its driverless cars to detour U.S. auto safety laws threatens public safety and security, Consumer Watchdog said in a letter sent today to Secretary of Transportation Foxx and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).   Noting Google’s consistent...