Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to NHTSA on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program 

December 11, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to NHTSA on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program  Yesterday, the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”) submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (“NHTSA

Center for Auto Safety joins consumer organizations in calling on the Senate to protect consumer privacy and legal rights in AV START

December 7, 2018 Dear Senator, As consumer protection and privacy rights organizations, representing millions of members and supporters, we are writing to express serious concern with how the AV Start Act, S 1885, could affect consumer privacy. Some of us also have concerns with other elements of the bill, but we are united in asking that the Congr

Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance

December 4, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700  Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance —Calls For Safety Requirements Yesterday, the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”) submitted comments t

Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill

Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill Driverless vehicles, we are told, are going to change everything about cars and transportation, but when it comes to driverless car policies, it is business as usual in Washington with back room deals being cut to get a bad bi

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Kia, Hyundai to recall vehicles to fix problem that can cause fires

Jason Levine, executive director of the nonprofit Center For Auto Safety, said Kia limited the latest recall to a relatively small number of vehicles without adequate explanation, raising more questions than answers. He said some consumers have complained of fires in vehicles that weren’t included in the engine repair recalls. He also raised

Expert Voices: The case for certifying AVs before they take to the road

By: Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety There are currently no performance standards against which manufacturers can self-certify autonomous vehicles, as they do for conventional cars and trucks. Until the adoption of such standards, one way to assess the safety of AVs would be a certification program that includes objec

Virginia Woman Says Her Car Is Outside Recall Despite Same Defect

“Every repair and every recall is different, but unfortunately because there’s money involved, it costs manufacturers money to recall and repair vehicles,” said Jason Levine of the Center for Auto Safety. “They have an incentive to limit the span of the years or models involved in a recall.” He said it’s important for consumers

Safety Advocates Say Popular Cars Continue to Spontaneously Catch Fire

The nonprofit group Center for Auto Safety says it has counted 280 non-collision Kia and Hyundai fires. It’s been urging the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to investigate. “What they should be doing is opening a new investigation into why Kias and Hyundais are catching fire,” said Jason Levine, the executive direc

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