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News Story
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Uber has started to integrate self-driving Volvo XC90 cars into its Pittsburgh ride-hailing fleet this month, a noticeably large leap for a company that only started to work on autonomous cars last year. Public interest group Consumer Watchdog is one of the many with eyebrows raised, and has called on Uber to be as transparent as possible with...
Video
9/20/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Protestors supporting Prop 61 on the November ballot in California spoke out against Mylan's greed by jacking up the price 500% on it's EpiPens and profiteering by a former Dean at USC.
Video
9/16/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Tom Vacar speaks with Consumer Watchdog's Jamie Court about why Californians are still getting gouged at the gas pump compared to the rest of the nation.
News Release
9/13/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog today called on President Obama to hold expected autonomous vehicle policies and stop the administration’s undue haste to get autonomous vehicle technology on the road after newly released documents showed “an inappropriate and possibly unethical relationship between Google and key members of your...
News Story
9/11/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
SAN FRANCISCO — Uber’s decision to bring self-driving taxis to the streets of Pittsburgh this week is raising alarms among a swath of safety experts who say that the technology is not nearly ready for prime time. The unprecedented experiment will launch even though Pennsylvania has yet to pass basic laws that permit the testing of self...
News Story
9/9/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
As Uber prepares to test a fleet of self-driving vehicles in Pittsburgh, Consumer Watchdog is concerned that regulators are recklessly embracing autonomous technology Automotive industry stakeholders have touted autonomous cars as being much safer than human drivers. According to the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 94...
News Story
9/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
In the midst of Uber Technologies self-driving cars increasingly inhabiting Pittsburgh traffic, a nonprofit advocacy organization called on the company to make details public about their autonomous vehicles and answer questions about its program's plans. In a letter to Uber, Consumer Watchdog asked 10 questions and requested four commitments...
News Story
9/8/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Washington — Uber Technologies Inc. is being pressed to make public information about any accidents or other problems with its self-driving cars as it prepares to begin operating autonomous Ford Fusion hybrids to pick up customers in Pittsburgh. The Santa Monica-based Consumer Watchdog group said the popular ride-hailing company should make...
News Release
9/7/2016
Posted by John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog today called on Uber to make public details of its testing of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh and to answer ten key questions about its robot car program and plans. “You have opted to use public roads as your laboratory and with that comes a responsibility to fully disclose exactly what you are...
News Story
9/7/2016
Posted by Mark Reback
Advocacy group Consumer Watchdog called on Uber Technologies Inc. to make public information about crashes involving driverless cars that the company is testing on Pittsburgh roads. “You have opted to use public roads as your laboratory and with that comes a responsibility to fully disclose exactly what you are doing both when things go...