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2/8/2017
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In December, Uber began testing autonomous vehicles on California public roads without obtaining the necessary permit required by state regulations. A public standoff ensued. The ride-hailing service argued that its autonomous technologies fell outside the scope of the...
News Story
2/8/2017
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A safety group is urging the California Department of Motor Vehicles to revoke the registrations of Otto’s self-driving trucks, claiming the vehicles are not properly permitted, and weigh more than 10,000 pounds, a violation of the state’s current testing...
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2/8/2017
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Consumer Watchdog is urging the California Department of Insurance to deny auto insurance rate proposals from insurers Geico and Progressive that the consumer group says will dole out unfair discounts based on occupation. The organization says discounts given to so-...
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2/8/2017
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The advocacy group Consumer Watchdog wants California to do to Uber’s self-driving trucks what it did to Uber’s self-driving cars: Take them off the road. In a letter to the California DMV, Consumer Watchdog director John Simpson asked that the agency...
News Story
2/8/2017
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SAN FRANCISCO — Seems like Uber is in another tussle with the California Department of Motor Vehicles over its self-driving vehicle testing. And this time it's trucks. A few months ago, the ride-hailing giant announced that it would begin testing self-driving...
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2/7/2017
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Visio is hit with a fine by the FTC for its illegal spying technology embedded in its Televisions.  Consumer Watchdog raises the alarm over the extent of this invasive practice.
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2/6/2017
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Consumer Watchdog and it's coalition partners release report detailing Governor Brown's poor environmental record in addition to his role in the Aliso Canyon natural Gas facility's continued operation.  California has an energy glut in light of Jerry...
News Story
2/3/2017
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You probably know that you should delete all the data off your phone before you give it away and wipe the hard drive on your computer before you sell it. But have you considered all the data stored on your car, and what you should do with it when you get rid...
News Story
2/3/2017
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Alphabet CEO Larry Page once proposed that we “set aside a small part of the world” free from laws because “there are many, many exciting and important things you just can’t do because they’re illegal or they’re not allowed by...
News Story
2/2/2017
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Disengagement reports from companies testing autonomous cars on California’s public roads show that driverless vehicles are not ready to be deployed without human drivers who can take control when the self-driving technology fails, according to the group Consumer...