Making AV Safety a Priority
“Gathering data from multiple manufacturers should allow NHTSA to not only make comprehensive determinations about ADAS performance but also examine how vehicle marketing can contribute to the unsafe behaviors taking place on our roads,” says Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety.
Levine with the Center for Auto Safety said a regulatory approach “wouldn’t simply address Tesla’s use of automated advanced driver assist systems. It would address the entire universe of those features for anyone who introduces them into the marketplace, whether that be Waymo or Ford or GM or Tesla.”
“The best time to appropriately assign accountability regarding who will be held responsible if a car with a computer driver kills your loved ones, or a systemwide defect impacts an entire driverless fleet, is before the crash.”
“Throwing open the door to more unregulated testing and underregulated sales without a strong oversight mandate is no way to bolster diminished public trust in driverless technology.”
“The reality is that no federal legislative or regulatory structure has been built around the testing or deployment of self-driving vehicles on public roads,” said Jason Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety.
Consumer Safety Groups Write NHTSA on Automated Vehicle Crash Data Collection Order. July 21, 2021
Center for Auto Safety Comment: NHTSA Fails the AV Test. August 31, 2020.
DOT Ignores Lawful Petition On Self-Driving Cars, Instead Chooses to Accept Whatever Table Scraps of Data Industry Chooses to Provide. June 15, 2020.
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.
For Vehicle Safety, the Future is Now. TechCrunch. June 14, 2021.
What airbag recalls can teach about driverless cars. Orlando Sentinel. February 26, 2020.
Opinion: We need autonomous vehicle laws. The Detroit News. November 21, 2019.
The Center in AV News
Call to Investigate Tesla Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Claims. Consumer Reports. August 18, 2021.
|Tesla Autopilot Probed by US Over Collisions at Crash Scenes. Bloomberg. August 16, 2021.||
US agency orders automated vehicle makers to report crashes. AP. June 29, 2021.
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