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1/28/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog is concerned that driverless car technology is still unproven. John M. Simpson supports the DMV's draft regulations for autonomous vehicles that require self-driving robot cars have a licensed driver behind the wheel capable of taking control, and a working steering wheel, gas pedal and brake.
News Release
1/15/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Proposals floated in Detroit this week by top federal auto safety officials indicate the agency is willing to allow auto manufacturers to detour US motor vehicle laws and regulations, particularly for unproven robot cars. If true, this would be a “wrong turn” for the agency, Consumer Watchdog said today. “With...
News Story
1/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles — While self-driving cars already are being tested on public roads, newly released safety data support the cautionary view that the technology has many miles to go before people can sleep at the wheel. Meanwhile, three consumer groups on Wednesday petitioned the federal government to require a set of safety...
News Story
1/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As automakers develop their self-driving car technologies, human test drivers still sometimes have to take the wheel. The California Department of Motor Vehicles released the first reports from seven automakers working on autonomous vehicle prototypes that describe the number of "disengagements" from self-driving mode from fall 2014...
News Story
1/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The California DMV released reports from seven carmakers on Tuesday on how often a human driver had to take control. Self-driving cars, heralded as the wave of the future by carmakers and technology companies, are making progress, with seven companies currently testing the cars on public roads in a range of road conditions in California. But along...
News Story
1/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Everyone knows that California is the driverless cars’ Holy Land, and almost every carmaker is testing this technology on the state’s public roads. A 32-page report carried on by the California-based Consumer Watchdog now revealed more glitches in the system. Apparently, while traveling on California’s public roads, Google...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Los Angeles — Futuristic self-driving cars traveling along California roads have needed plenty of old-fashioned human intervention to stay safe. And a consumer group wants more information about what's happening. California's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday released reports filed by seven companies the agency gave permission...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google drivers had to intervene to stop its self-driving cars from crashing on California's roads 13 times between September 2014 and November 2015. The disclosure follows a local regulator's demand for the information. Six other car tech companies also revealed data about autonomous-driving safety incidents of their own. Google wants to...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Data shows results of seven companies testing self-driving cars on the roads of California The day when a car can be trusted to drive safely all by itself has moved another cautious step closer with the publication of a report on experiments by Google and others with self-driving cars. Data released by the California Department of Motor Vehicles (...
News Story
1/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Report filed to California outlines 272 occurrences over a 14-month period Autonomous cars tested by Alphabet Inc. ’s Google X division are getting better, but they still have to hand over control to human test engineers on rare occasions. Google filed a report with the state of California on Tuesday that outlined 272 occurrences during a 14...