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News Story
7/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO -- U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said Tuesday that he wants government regulators and the auto industry to work more closely together to test self-driving technology before people entrust their vehicle's steering and brakes to a robot. Foxx told about 1,200 people at a self-driving convention in San Francisco that...
News Story
7/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
In order to put self-driving cars on the streets, auto makers must first prove themselves, speakers at an automated driving convention have argued. SAN FRANCISCO — It was only mentioned a couple of times, and still the looming specter of Tesla Motors’ first death while one of its cars was in self-driving mode hung over the 2016...
News Story
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog, along with three auto safety advocates, has written a letter to President Obama urging his administration to stop attempts allowing autonomous vehicle technology on the roads in the wake of reports of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s autonomous system. One day later, Consumer Reports called on Tesla to disable and update...
News Release
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO – Consumer Watchdog today called on Tesla to require, through a software update, that the driver’s hands remain on the steering wheel when Autopilot is engaged, and for the Obama administration to slow its push to deploy self-driving robot car technology.  The group also called on Tesla and other carmakers to accept...
News Story
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As automakers race to create cars that can drive themselves, a growing chorus of consumer advocates is demanding that the companies — and their federal regulators — slow down.   The fatal crash of a Tesla Motors Model S operating in its self-steering Autopilot mode has thrown the issue into sharp relief. Consumer Reports on...
News Story
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tesla head Elon Musk says that an over-the-air software update could lead to 'significant improvements.' As a controversy around Tesla’s Autopilot feature continues to ramp up, chief executive Elon Musk is attempting to reassure owners that the partially autonomous system could receive “significant improvements.” After...
Video
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As automakers race to create cars that can drive themselves, a growing chorus of consumer advocates is demanding that the companies — and their federal regulators — slow down.
Video
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog has written a letter to President Obama urging his administration to stop attempts allowing autonomous vehicle technology on the roads in the wake of reports of a fatal crash involving Tesla’s autonomous system.
Video
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer groups are calling for the testing of autonomous technology with live humans on the road using the Tesla Autopilot to be stopped after the death of Joshua Brown.
News Story
7/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Op-Ed Commentary by Joan Clay­brook and Jamie Court Joan Clay­book is a for­mer ad­min­is­tra­tor of the Na­tional High­way Traf­fic Safety Ad­min­is­tra­tion. Jamie Court is pres­i­dent of Con­sumer Watch­dog.   Aman died be­cause his self-driv­ing car couldn...