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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...
News Story
9/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The free rides in self-driving cars that Uber began offering in Pittsburgh Wednesday wouldn’t be allowed in California. In Michigan, legislators are considering changing a law that requires a safety driver to be behind the wheel of self-driving vehicles to handle unexpected or emergency situations. A Chicago alderman wants to ban them...
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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
News Story
9/15/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber can continue to offer rides in its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh without further permits as long as the trips remain free, according to a statement Thursday from the Pennsylvania Utilities Commission. The ride-sharing giant started offering rides in its self-driving Ford Fusions on Wednesday. The rides are free “for now,...
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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...
News Story
9/14/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog, a nonprofit consumer interests group, has urged President Obama and his administration to delay any regulation regarding autonomous vehicles. In a letter to the president, the consumer advocacy group claims newly discovered documents reveal an inappropriate relationship between Google and the feds. The letter claims emails from...
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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.