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News Story
2/17/2017
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The group charges that the practice is discriminatory, because discounts are generally given to those in more “elite” professions like lawyers and engineers. Those in lower-skilled professions, Consumer Watchdog says, are hit with higher insurance rates as...
News Story
2/14/2017
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When Otto first began testing its technology in California last year, a co-founder of the company sought to assure regulators it was developing driver-assistance systems on the state’s public roads and not self-driving semi trucks. The distinction is critical....
News Release
2/14/2017
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  Santa Monica, CA – Consumers are just beginning to discover that Anthem eliminated coverage for out-of-network doctors ​now that the Affordable Care Act “Open Enrollment Period” to secure health coverage for 2017 ended on January 31. “...
News Story
2/10/2017
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Consumer Watchdog is asking California officials to revoke the registrations of the self-driving trucks being operated by an Uber unit and to seek charges against the subsidiary, which is called Otto. Last August, Uber bought Otto, which at the time had 90 workers and...
News Story
2/9/2017
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In late 2016 Uber's fleet of self-driving cars was forced to leave San Francisco, where they had begun testing on public roads just days earlier. Despite the cars having a driver, they were seen by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) as autonomous and needed a $...
Video
2/9/2017
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Consumer Watchdog pressures the California DMV to take action after reports of Otto, Uber's self driving Truck company, seen driving on CA roads without a permit.
News Story
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...
News Story
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-...
News Story
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...