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News Story
9/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO—The Obama administration on Tuesday will roll out new policies governing autonomous vehicles that give the federal government a lead role in developing safety, testing and road-ready rules for the fast-growing industry. The long-awaited policy, outlined broadly by federal officials in a press briefing Monday, includes a voluntary...
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9/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla concealed another deadly crash, but expects no oversight? Tell President Obama to keep our roads safe! http://consumerwatchdog.org/robotcar
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9/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla hid this footage from China of a fatal crash in January--yet Elon Musk wants no oversight for his self-driving cars? Tell President Obama that we need someone looking out for us on the roads: http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/robotcar  
News Release
9/14/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The new revelation of a second fatal Tesla crash while the vehicle was likely on autopilot shows the company cannot be trusted to deal with deadly failures in its vehicles and underscores the need for enforceable federal safety standards covering autonomous vehicle technology, Consumer Watchdog said today. China’s...
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9/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court says the lack of federal testing standards in autonomous vehicle testing has lead to two deaths while using Tesla's autopilot function. 
News Story
9/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla Motors, days after announcing upgrades to its semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system, confirmed that it’s reviewing an accident involving a Model S sedan in China that killed the son of the car’s owner early this year. The crash occurred in January, according to a report by Reuters. The driver was identified by ...
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9/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/robotcar - Tell Obama to SLOW DOWN the rush to robot cars on our roads.
News Story
9/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
What will keep your self-driving car from killing you in the future? By the end of the year, the biggest scoop about self-driving cars won’t be that Uber is testing them in Pittsburgh, that a Singapore company has already put them on the street, or that Google’s steady progress shows no signs of stopping. Nor will it be Apple chief...
News Story
8/22/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As Google and Uber trial prototypes, the future of fully driverless cars and safer roads should come sooner than anyone thought – but they’re in no mood to rush Sitting in the passenger seat of Google’s self driving car is a less bizarre experience than sitting in the driving seat, but it’s still unsettling. In the streets...
News Story
8/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
With two federal safety investigations already underway in the U.S., Tesla Motors could face scrutiny in China, as well, in the wake of an incident involving a Model S sedan operating in Autopilot mode. The crash last week was relatively minor – unlike the fatal accident in Florida on May 9 – but it raises questions about both the...