Autonomous Vehicle Safety Project

Making AV Safety a Priority

DOT Ignores Lawful Petition On Self-Driving Cars, Instead Chooses to Accept Whatever Table Scraps of Data Industry Chooses to Provide

“Which data will be submitted, or not submitted, will ultimately be decided by Boards of Directors, not the federal government. And when a company’s car kills again, whether or not that company chooses to continue sharing information is more likely to be dictated by checking with corporate public relations teams than consulting the Code of Federal Regulations.”

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Center for Auto Safety Calls for Tesla Recall after NTSB Report

“Put simply, a vehicle that enables a driver to not pay attention, or fall asleep, while accelerating into a parked fire truck is defective and dangerous. Any company that encourages such behavior should be held responsible, and any agency that fails to act bears equal responsibility for the next fatal incident.”

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Other statements:

Center for Auto Safety Response to FCC comment request on Docket No. 19-138. March 5, 2020.
Center for Auto Safety comment on RFC on ADAS Test Procedures. March 5, 2020.
Center for Auto Safety Statement on White House and DOT “AV 4.0” Document. January 8, 2020.

Our Perspective

What airbag recalls can teach about driverless cars. Orlando Sentiel. February 26, 2020.

Opinion: We need autonomous vehicle laws. The Detroit News. November 21, 2019.

COUNTERPOINT: Are self-driving cars a good idea? Think safety first. The Illinois Business Journal. October 7, 2019.

The Center in AV News

Elon Musk Says Tesla Is ‘Very Close’ To Full Autonomy Which Makes Me Think He Doesn’t Really Know What That Means. Jalopnik. July 9, 2020.

Robocar Bill Stays Stalled, but DMS Climbs Hill. EE Times. July 4, 2020. 

Michigan, Fiat Chrysler join federal self-driving car initiativeThe Detroit News. June 15, 2020. 


READ MORE about issues with Tesla’s ‘autopilot’ on our Tesla Autopilot page.