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10/17/2017
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The deadliest wildfires in state history have raised questions about whether a repeat culprit might again be to blame for starting or spreading at least some of the Northern California blazes: utility companies and their equipment. The explosive failure of power lines...
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10/17/2017
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Last Friday, ten consumer and privacy advocacy groups, including the Electronic Privacy Information Center, Center for Digital Democracy, and Consumer Watchdog, sent a letter to Acting Chairman Ann Marie Buerkle, requesting that the CPSC recall the Google Home Mini...
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10/16/2017
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Despite Sen. Kamala Harris's crusade against outlets that allow advertisements for underage trafficking, the California Democrat has resisted publicly commenting or signing onto bipartisan legislation that would allow families of victims and states to sue Backpage...
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10/13/2017
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Consumer Watchdog says "junk" health plans could leave patients on the hook for unlimited medical bills. When President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order encouraging expanded access to association health plans and short-term, limited-duration plans...
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10/12/2017
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California has inched one step closer to permitting the testing of fully driverless vehicles on its public roads, a development that could come as soon as 2018. Officials with the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles have unveiled long-awaited revisions of...
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10/12/2017
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Click here to listen to the audio of this radio broadcast segment. Are California freeways ready for driverless cars with no one behind the wheel? The California Department of Motor Vehicles is continuing with its push to have fully autonomous vehicles on the road in...
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10/12/2017
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California regulators on Wednesday rolled out the latest proposed rules for regulating driverless cars, staking their claim for strong state oversight in the face of increased calls for federal preemption. The new rules for testing and deployment made mostly...
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10/11/2017
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Robot cars with no steering wheels, brake pedals or accelerator pedals — and no drivers — could be legal in California by June under updated regulations proposed by the state Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday. However, makers of the autonomous cars...
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10/11/2017
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - California regulators on Wednesday unveiled revised rules that would allow self-driving cars to travel the state’s highways without human drivers for the first time as early as next year, a move that won the support of automakers. The new...
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10/11/2017
Posted by Mark Reback

Driverless cars without human drivers could hit the streets of California as early as 2018, according to the Department of Motor Vehicles.   On Wednesday, the California DMV unveiled its revised proposed regulations that roll out the red carpet for...