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News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
LOS ANGELES — A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a Silicon Valley street, a fender-bender that appears to be the first time one of the tech company's vehicles caused a crash during testing. Google accepted at least some responsibility for the collision, which occurred on Valentine's Day when one of the...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Alphabet Inc's Google said on Monday it bears "some responsibility" after one of its self-driving cars struck a municipal bus in a minor crash earlier this month. The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle and the fault of the self-driving car. The Mountain View, California-based Internet...
News Story
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A self-driving Google SUV and a Santa Clara Valley Transit Authority bus with a human at the controls smacked into each other on Valentine’s Day in Mountain View, according to a report released Monday by the state Department of Motor Vehicles. No one was injured in the collision, the report said, though each vehicle suffered some damage. The...
Video
2/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google is taking responsibility for the first time for a crash by one of it's self-driving cars. John M. Simpson of Consumer Watchdog says these cars are not safe yet and should have a real driver with the ability to take over control of the car in emergencies.
Video
2/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Jamie Court appears on FOX Midday Sunday to discuss Consumer Watchdog's latest campaigns, including fight back against oil company price gouging in California, and Google's proposed self-driving cars and whether they are safe yet or not.
Video
2/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Jamie Court appears on FOX Midday Sunday to discuss Google's proposed self-driving cars and whether they are safe yet or not without having a real driver with the ability to take over control in emergencies.
News Story
2/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As driverless car technology grows, so does the controversy surrounding autonomous motoring. Recently, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) came out to say they are considering self-driving cars to qualify as drivers under federal law. The statement came shortly after Google, the star of the driverless car, complained about...
News Story
2/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A letter to Google, the US federal transport regulator, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), appears to pave the way for self-driving cars, but adds the proviso that the rule-making could take some time. Google had requested clarification of a number of provisions in the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs) as they...
News Release
2/10/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is wrong to say the artificial intelligence guiding an autonomous robot car counts as the driver, Consumer Watchdog said today, adding that Google’s own test data demonstrates the need for a human driver who can take control when necessary. “Google says its...
News Story
2/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Santa Monica, California -- February 10, 2016 -- Does the software suite piloting an autonomous vehicle count as a driver? The US-based National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to think so, judging by recent comments made by Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx. “We are taking great care to embrace innovations that can boost...