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News Release
11/29/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson
SANTA MONICA, CA – Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the California Department of Motor Vehicles to immediately start a formal rulemaking to expedite a proposed regulation banning misleading advertising that leaves the dangerous – and sometimes fatal – impression that a car is more capable of driving itself than is actually the...
News Release
11/10/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson
WASHINGTON, DC -- Consumer Watchdog today called on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to enact Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards covering autonomous vehicles, saying that a lack of enforceable performance standards covering the vehicles "threatens the safety of the nation's highways." In conjunction with...
Video
9/26/2016
As automakers and technology companies race to deliver self-driving and driverless cars to market, motorist associations and privacy advocates fear they’re leaving something behind: protecting consumer privacy. “It is a data mine of where we go and what’s happening as cars pass us by,” said Consumer Watchdog President Jamie...
News Release
9/20/2016
CONTACT John M. Simpson & Jamie Court
SANTA MONICA, CA – The Obama Administration appears to have heeded many concerns raised by safety advocates in its new self-driving automated vehicle policy released today, Consumer Watchdog said. Consumer Watchdog added that it is studying the model state policy and that there are concerns about possible pre-emption of strong state...
Video
9/20/2016
The federal government is on board with driverless cars — but with caveats and Consumer Watchdog is on board too, but with some concerns about possible pre-emption of strong state regulations like those in California.
Video
9/16/2016
Tesla concealed another deadly crash, but expects no oversight? Tell President Obama to keep our roads safe! http://consumerwatchdog.org/robotcar
Video
9/15/2016
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  
Video
9/14/2016
http://www.consumerwatchdog.org/robotcar - Tell Obama to SLOW DOWN the rush to robot cars on our roads.
News Release
9/14/2016
CONTACT 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 Release
9/13/2016
CONTACT 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...