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News Story
1/19/2017
Posted by Mark Reback
Drivers need to pay attention while driving, even as technology gradually takes over the task. That’s the message U.S. safety regulators delivered Thursday after closing an investigation into a fatal Tesla crash in Florida last year involving the vehicle’s Autopilot system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration...
News Story
12/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A key issue is emerging in the development of self-driving cars: In order to make sure the technology works, should developers be sharing with the government the data they collect in road tests? Having each developer go it alone could add years to the process, while exchanging information could speed development. Even though the cars on the road...
News Story
12/2/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Not everyone is happy about a recent agreement between car companies and federal regulators that would ensure all new cars are equipped with automated emergency braking systems by 2022. Ever since the ink dried on the pact in March, consumer advocates have voiced concerns about both the timeframe for adopting this potential life-saving technology...
News Release
12/1/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SANTA MONICA, CA – A growing list of Tesla crashes demonstrates the urgent need to regulate the vehicles’ “Autopilot” feature, Consumer Watchdog said today, reiterating its call to the California DMV to act and for the company to disable the feature. Earlier this week a Tesla smashed into a construction barrier truck on the...
News Release
11/30/2016
Posted by Harvey Rosenfield
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three of the nation’s leading consumer advocates have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in a federal district court in Washington, D.C., for failing to respond to a formal request that the agency require automakers to adopt advanced safety technologies that could prevent or limit the...
News Story
11/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Three consumer advocacy groups are suing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for failing to respond to a petition calling for the agency to require automakers to adopt automatic emergency braking NHTSA announced in March a voluntary agreement with 20 automakers that called for most major car manufacturers to make...
News Story
11/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force the agency to decide whether to require automatic braking systems on all new light vehicles. WASHINGTON -- Auto safety and consumer advocacy groups have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in a bid to force...
News Story
11/30/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The advocacy groups had asked auto safety regulators to require automatic emergency braking on new cars Three consumer advocates have sued the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for failing to act on a petition asking it to require automatic emergency braking (AEB) on new cars. Instead of responding to the petition, the...
Blog Post
11/23/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
The National Highway Safety Administration has apparently bought into the hype from robot car manufacturers and has failed to take necessary steps to protect the nation’s highways. As Consumer Watchdog just told NHSA in formal comments filed with the agency about the Federal Automated Vehicles Policy, voluntary guidance  is insufficient...
News Story
11/23/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Carmakers are pushing for “flexibility” and the ability to protect proprietary information in self-driving car testing as federal regulators move to implement new guidelines. The current proposal from the outgoing Obama administration calls for automakers and technology companies to voluntarily report on testing and...