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7/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Four consumer advocacy groups called on the Obama administration to halt its plan to assimilate driverless cars onto America’s roads until “adequate Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards covering autonomous technologies are implemented through a public rulemaking process.” The coalition said the need for such rules is...
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7/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
In the wake news involving a traffic fatality when a Tesla in Autopilot mode collided with a semi trailer earlier this year, a coalition of auto safety advocates Wednesday called on President Barack Obama to stop what they called his “administration’s undue haste to get autonomous vehicle technology to the road” until...
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7/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Consumer and safety advocates are urging the federal government to pump the brakes on self-driving cars after a series of crashes involving Tesla vehicles that were operating with their automated driving system activated, including one crash that was fatal. The Center For Auto Safety, Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety,...
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7/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The manager of the state’s electric grid released studies Tuesday that show its proposed expansion would yield annual consumer savings of as much as $1.5 billion by 2030 and help with the state’s goal of 50% renewable energy by then. The California Independent System Operator, which produced the nearly 700 pages of reports under a...
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7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
A combination of "extremely rare circumstances" last month is believed to have led to the first known fatal crash linked to self-driving car technology, according to a statement released yesterday by Tesla Motors. With an investigation now under way by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the possible impact on the...
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7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Consumer Watchdog sends a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, saying that the Autopilot should be disabled as it is not safe for the roads Apart from battle with major publications, Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) has found itself in a greater problem as regulators have started taking on the young electric vehicle (EV) maker following its first fatal...
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7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The group said the feature is unsafe and wants the company to take full responsibility to the accidents it caused. Santa Monica, CA — In the wake of a fatal crash in Florida while the car was in "autopilot" mode, a Santa Monica-based consumer advocate group is calling on Tesla to disable the feature in its cars until the feature is...
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7/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Facing increased scrutiny recently about the safety of the Autopilot feature on his company's cars, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk over the weekend hinted at a coming announcement about a "Top Secret Tesla Masterplan, Part 2." Tesla Motors' original master plan was detailed by Musk in a 2006 blog post describing his goal to "...
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7/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (FOX 11) - “Tesla is in a situation where it's using its customers as human guinea pigs,” John M. Simpson with Santa Monica based Consumer Watchdog said Friday. The group is demanding Tesla make safety changes after a handful of crashes possibly linked to the vehicles autopilot system. “We’ve sent a...
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7/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
The company blames the victim when things go wrong, the group argues The Consumer Watchdog group says Tesla's Autopilot technology isn't ready to take the wheel and wants Tesla CEO Elon Musk to take away the keys until it's safe.  In a letter to Musk today, the group called the CEO's response to a fatal Tesla...