Center for Auto Safety Letter to Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Innovation and Infrastructure Hearing

On June 12, 2018, the Center for Auto Safety submitted a letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, in advance of that committee’s hearing on Innovation and America’s Infrastructure: Examining the Effects of Emerging Autonomous Technologies on America’s Roads and Bridges. Click here to view the letter

Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Investigate 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe for Fire Hazards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 12, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Calls on NHTSA to Investigate 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe for Fire Hazards The Center for Auto Safety—the nation’s premier independent non-profit consumer advocacy organization de

Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog Request California Department of Motor Vehicles Investigation into Deceptive Tesla “Autopilot”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 30, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, jlevine@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 John M. Simpson, john@consumerwatchdog.org, (310) 292-1902 Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog Call on DMV to Investigate Deceptive Tesla “Autopilot” Marketing; Charge Statements Violate New Autonomous Vehicle Regulations The Center for Aut

Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog Request FTC Investigation into Deceptive Tesla “Autopilot”

May 23, 2018 Contact: Jason Levine, jlevine@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 John M. Simpson, john@consumerwatchdog.org, (310) 292-1902 Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog Request FTC Investigation into Deceptive Tesla “Autopilot” The Center for Auto Safety and Consumer Watchdog today called on the Federal Trade Commission to invest

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Column: Why is the Senate giving more rights to driverless cars than people?

Today the U.S. Senate is holding a hearing on how driverless cars will impact the nation’s infrastructure. Last month the Senate held a confirmation hearing for Administrator of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. Both are important topics, but a timelier hearing would investigate why the rush to get robot cars on the road

‘West Wing’ actress calls out Tesla after husband’s car bursts into flames

Actress Mary McCormark called out Tesla in a post on Twitter Saturday showing frightening video of her husband’s car bursting into flames in Los Angeles traffic. McCormack, who starred on TV shows “The West Wing” and “In Plain Sight,” tweeted at the car manufacturer after her husband was forced to bail from h

Number of Kia fires labeled as alarming by auto safety watch dog

TAMPA BAY, Fla. — A major automaker says it’s proud of its safety record, but the I-Team found dozens of fires in two models in recent years — figures that auto safety watchdogs call alarming. Thomas Clinard’s says his Kia Optima caught fire as he drove down Highway 19 in New Port Richey. Clinard fought with the door locks and escap

Cars with recalls haven’t only been sold by dealers. City- and state-run auctions have them too.

“I received a knock from two troopers,” Cherie Sharkey said. “They explained that there was a car accident with a fatality, and I lost it. Cherie’s son Michael was returning home from a fishing trip June 21, 2012 in the used 2006 Chevy Cobalt he’d purchased a week earlier. “The ignition switch recall,” Cher

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