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News Release
10/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Santa Monica, CA -- Drug companies poured $22 million more into their campaign to stop drug pricing reform Proposition 61 after Wall Street began to query the companies about losing the election. For the first time, Proposition 61 was mentioned in an earnings call by a...
News Story
10/19/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Tesla has used humans as ‘guinea pigs,' Consumer Watchdog claims A non-profit consumer advocacy group yesterday called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to keep robotic cars off the road until the federal government enacts "enforceable...
Video
10/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Consumer Watchdog today called on the California Department of Motor Vehicles to prohibit autonomous vehicles without a human driver capable of taking control until the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) enacts enforceable standards covering the...
News Story
10/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

California’s proposed rules for self-driving vehicles got another road test Wednesday, as vehicle makers and industry groups expressed concern at a public workshop that the Department of Motor Vehicles’ regulations could slow development of the...
News Story
10/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

California’s newest plans to regulate self-driving cars are drawing scrutiny from automakers and consumer advocates. The Department of Motor Vehicles has revised its proposed rules in light of new federal guidelines out last month.  Eighteen companies have...
News Story
10/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

California regulators are weighing draft rules for driverless cars that some industry experts worry go further than recently released federal guidelines. The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) held a public hearing on Wednesday with members of the auto...
News Story
10/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google unit and automakers objected on Wednesday to California proposals to set new, mandatory rules for testing self-driving cars in the state, which industry officials said could hobble their efforts in the home to much of self-driving...
News Story
10/18/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California regulators asked members of the public Wednesday what they thought about proposed regulations that would — eventually — allow self-driving cars that lack a steering wheel or pedals on public roads. For the most part, the...
News Release
10/13/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Santa Monica, CA – Consumer Watchdog released a video election alert today, called “Vote for Real,” that reveals that celebrities in ‘get-out-the-vote’ videos voted in less than 4 of every 10 elections and highlights the real issues on...
News Story
10/12/2016
Posted by Mark Reback

Written by John M. Simpson, director of Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project. This is one in a series of periodic guest columns by industry thought leaders.  John M. Simpson (Photo: Consumer Watchdog) The new federal policy on self-driving cars and...