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News Story
9/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Any doubt that driverless cars, trucks and buses are on a fast track to join their human counterparts on the nation’s highways may be knocked aside Tuesday, when the Department of Transportation releases long-awaited guidelines for the development of autonomous cars. The guidelines, which specify safety criteria and promise to eliminate...
News Story
9/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
WASHINGTON — Federal auto safety regulators on Monday made it official: They are betting the nation’s highways will be safer with more cars driven by machines and not people. In long-awaited guidelines for the booming industry of automated vehicles, the Obama administration promised strong safety oversight, but sent a clear signal to...
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...
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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
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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.