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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...
News Story
11/29/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — President-elect Donald Trump will tap former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation in his incoming administration, according to multiple media reports Chao, 63, who served under former President George W. Bush, would become U.S. Secretary of Transportation at a time when federal regulators are...
News Story
10/10/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Auto companies are preparing for a future in which cars drive themselves — and federal regulators have to make sure they’re safe before they ever hit the road. Proposed guidance released by the U.S. Department of Transportation last month calls for automakers to meet 15 guidelines before they can put self-driving...
News Story
9/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As automakers and technology companies race to deliver self-driving and driverless cars to market, motorist associations and privacy advocates fear they’re leaving something behind: protecting consumer privacy. “It is a data mine of where we go and what’s happening as cars pass us by,” said Consumer Watchdog President Jamie...
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9/26/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As automakers and technology companies race to deliver self-driving and driverless cars to market, motorist associations and privacy advocates fear they’re leaving something behind: protecting consumer privacy. “It is a data mine of where we go and what’s happening as cars pass us by,” said Consumer Watchdog President Jamie...
News Story
9/22/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Safety advocates are relieved that NHTSA has released a new policy for autonomous vehicles, but they're not thrilled with the lack of details. This week federal regulators released a highly-anticipated policy for autonomous vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) published a 116-page document that outlines how...
News Story
9/21/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
QUESTIONS FOR OTHERS TO ANSWER: The driverless car guidance DOT released Tuesday leaves a lot of room for Congress, states and automakers to shape the direction of a technology that ultimately is meant to make human drivers obsolete. The 112-page document keeps existing authorities in place and tries to avoid holding back innovation, our Tanya...