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2/26/2016
Jamie Court appears on FOX Midday Sunday to discuss Google's proposed self-driving cars and whether they are safe yet or not without having a real driver with the ability to take over control in emergencies.
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2/26/2016
Jamie Court appears on FOX Midday Sunday to discuss Consumer Watchdog's latest campaigns, including fight back against oil company price gouging in California, and Google's proposed self-driving cars and whether they are safe yet or not.
News Release
2/10/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is wrong to say the artificial intelligence guiding an autonomous robot car counts as the driver, Consumer Watchdog said today, adding that Google’s own test data demonstrates the need for a human driver who can take control when necessary. “Google says its...
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2/2/2016
Consumer Watchdog's John M. Simpson explains why robot cars need a licensed driver in the car with the option to override the driverless system.  
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2/2/2016
Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director John M. Simpson says the need to require a licensed driver behind the wheel is obvious after a review of the results from seven companies that have been testing robot cars since September 2014.
News Release
1/28/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SACRAMENTO, CA – Consumer Watchdog today strongly endorsed the California Department of Motor Vehicles’ draft regulations for autonomous vehicles that require self-driving robot cars have a licensed driver behind the wheel capable of taking control, and a working steering wheel, gas pedal and brake. “The need to require a...
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1/28/2016
Consumer Watchdog is concerned that driverless car technology is still unproven. John M. Simpson supports the DMV's draft regulations for autonomous vehicles that require self-driving robot cars have a licensed driver behind the wheel capable of taking control, and a working steering wheel, gas pedal and brake.
News Release
1/21/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Google’s federal lobbying expenses in 2015 topped $16 million for the second year in a row, according to records just filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives and analyzed today by Consumer Watchdog. Consumer Watchdog, a nonpartisan nonprofit public interest group, monitors the lobbying disclosure reports...
News Release
1/15/2016
CONTACT Harvey Rosenfield
SANTA MONICA, CA -- Proposals floated in Detroit this week by top federal auto safety officials indicate the agency is willing to allow auto manufacturers to detour US motor vehicle laws and regulations, particularly for unproven robot cars. If true, this would be a “wrong turn” for the agency, Consumer Watchdog said today. “With...
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12/16/2015
Consumer Watchdog agrees with new rules released by the California DMV today calling for safety measures on all "driverless cars" in the state.