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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...
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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...
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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...
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7/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Florida victim had posted YouTube videos demonstrating and praising Model S 'autopilot' feature After a Tesla driver was killed last month while operating a Model S in "autopilot" mode, a watchdog group is now calling for tighter regulation on self-driving systems in automobiles. Joshua Brown, who had posted YouTube videos...
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7/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla fatality unlikely to stop advance of driverless cars   Self-driving cars have now seen their first fatality, with the death of a Tesla Model S driver on a rural highway in Florida. But will it matter? Automakers are racing each other to deploy self-driving features, urged on by a federal government that sees autonomous cars as a big...
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7/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog calls for Tesla and other self-driving car producers to slow their push until safety issues are addressed.
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7/18/2006
Posted by Mark Reback
Peterborough, Ontario -- July 18, 2016 -- Consumer Watchdog is lobbying both the US government and American automotive giant Tesla Motors to implement new driving regulations on the company’s range of potentially groundbreaking autonomous vehicles. The organization sent representatives to the opening day of the Automated Vehicles...