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7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog has written a letter to President Obama urging his administration to stop attempts allowing autonomous vehicle technology on the roads in the wake of reports of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s autonomous system.
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7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer groups are calling for the testing of autonomous technology with live humans on the road using the Tesla Autopilot to be stopped after the death of Joshua Brown.
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7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Op-Ed Commentary by Joan Clay­brook and Jamie Court Joan Clay­book is a for­mer ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Jamie Court is pres­i­dent of Con­sumer Watch­dog.   Aman died be­cause his self-driv­ing car couldn...
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7/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer groups are calling for the testing of autonomous technology with live humans on the road using the Tesla Autopilot to be stopped after the death of Joshua Brown. Consumer Reports warns that consumers should never be guinea pigs. Consumer Watchdog is spearheading several efforts including a white truck protest next week, a video, letter to...
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7/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Google's and Chrysler's plans for their self-driving minivans Four consumer and safety advocacy groups wrote a joint letter to The White House asking President Barack Obama to stop allowing cars with self-driving capabilities on public roads. The letter comes after it was discovered that Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system was...
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7/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON (July 14, 2016) — A coalition of auto safety advocates has written President Barack Obama condemning the speed at which the Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are approving the use of self-driving cars. “It is time to stop your administration’s undue haste to get...
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7/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Autopilot was not the cause of an accident involving a Southfield art gallery owner earlier this month in Pennsylvania, according to Tesla Motor Inc. CEO Elon Musk. The head of the Palo Alto, California-based electric vehicle manufacturer tweeted Thursday afternoon that “Onboard vehicle logs show Autopilot was turned off” in Albert...
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7/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
'Consumers should never be guinea pigs for beta programs' Consumer organizations are trying to rein in what they see as premature attempts to put self-driving cars on the nation's highways. Consumer Reports magazine, a part of nonprofit Consumers Union, wants Tesla to disable its Autopilot feature, and a coalition of consumer...
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7/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SACRAMENTO—Consumer groups are pressing the Obama administration not to issue guidance on autonomous vehicles operations next week when federal transportation officials address an industry conference in San Francisco. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Administrator...
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7/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
It’s beginning to feel like piling on. Six days after Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to Tesla saying the electric car maker should turn off the semi-autonomous Autopilot feature, Consumer Reports has made the same statement and received the same answer, according to Electrek. In both cases Tesla said no. The Consumer Reports article...