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News Release
7/1/2016
Posted by Cody Rosenfield
Santa Monica, CA – The news that a Tesla driving in autopilot mode was involved in a fatal collision is evidence that federal regulators need to go slow as they write new guidelines for self-driving cars, said Consumer Watchdog.   The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was expected to issue new guidelines for self-driving...
News Story
12/18/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumers who purchased Hyundai and Kia cars based on the companies' misrepresentations about the fuel economy of several of their 2011, 2012 and 2013 model year vehicles will not receive any money from the government consent decree with the auto makers announced on Nov. 3, said advocates at Consumer Watchdog, the non-profit advocacy group...
News Story
12/16/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON (Dec. 16, 2014) — Auto makers’ formal pledge to protect the privacy of consumers is inadequate for that purpose, according to the Auto Care Association (ACA) and advocacy group Consumer Watchdog. The Alliance of American Manufacturers (AAM) and the Association of Global Auto makers (AGA) recently issued their “Consumer...
News Story
11/17/2014
Posted by Mark Reback
Car manufacturers won't be able to provide precise geolocations for automobiles to marketers without drivers' opt-in consent under a new privacy code adopted by the industry. The code also requires consumers' explicit consent before information about their driving skills -- including how fast they go, and braking patterns -- is...
News Release
11/13/2014
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Privacy Protection Principles just released by two automakers’ trade associations do little to protect consumers’ sensitive data that is increasingly collected by modern cars and trucks, Consumer Watchdog said today. “The broad principles based on the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs...