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News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Legislation would also clear most state roadblocks The House of Representatives has passed a bill to bring self-driving cars to public roads at a faster rate. The measure gives the U.S. government the authority to exempt autonomous vehicles from safety standards that are not applicable to the self-driving technology. It also allows car companies...
News Story
9/6/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Wednesday, aimed at lifting motor vehicle standards that previously stymied the introduction of new technologies for autonomous cars. It could become the first federal law specifically aimed at self-driving vehicles, preempting state legislation. Under the bill, each autonomous...
News Story
9/5/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
The House of Representatives on Wednesday unanimously passed proposed legislation to get fully autonomous vehicles on American roads quickly and with minimal state-by-state oversight. Supporters of the proposed rules say they will help companies developing the technology in the U.S. compete in the high-stakes race toward driving’s future,...
News Release
8/21/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today backed a proposed city ordinance that would ban self-driving robot cars from the streets of Chicago unless the federal government enacts enforceable safety standards for autonomous vehicles. The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group added that testing autonomous vehicles would be appropriate...
News Release
7/27/2017
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog warned that a bill approved today by the House Commerce Committee that would pre-empt state autonomous vehicle safety regulations would leave a regulatory void without meaningful safety protections. “Pre-empting the states’ ability to fill the gap left by federal inaction on safety standards leaves...
News Story
7/19/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
‘It is negligent and dangerous to dump one million autonomous cars on the public with no stringent test requirements’ It was an unusual sight: Democrats and Republicans gently ribbing each other, giggling, and vowing to work closely together on legislation that is said to be vital to the health and safety of Americans. Of all the...
News Story
7/13/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
For example, where are the federal regulations covering these vehicles? Even though there has been little documented consumer sentiment asking for them, automakers are moving quickly to develop autonomous cars. Testing has already begun on public roads in California, New York, and Michigan. Now, Consumer Watchdog, a consumer advocacy group,...
News Story
6/21/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Seven years after Google started developing robocars, 13 months after a Florida man died in a Tesla Model S that was driving itself, and almost a year after self-driving Ubers started picking up passengers in Pennsylvania, Congress might actually start regulating autonomous vehicles. Nearly everyone working on this emerging technology, from...
News Story
6/16/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington – States would prevented from passing their own laws on the testing or design of self-driving cars under a proposed bill being drafted in the U.S. House of Representatives. The measure, which would represent a big win for carmakers, is a stark departure from the Obama administration’s recommendation that called for...
News Story
6/15/2017
Posted by Connor
The promise of self-driving cars is the promise of Silicon Valley to make the world a better place. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, who lives in Los Angeles, has made a reasonable argument about this vehicle technology, which he hopes to have available to his customers within 10 years: Humans make terrible drivers, and "1.2 million people that die every...