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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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Center for Auto Safety Pushes NHTSA to Write New Rules Instead of Revising Existing Standards to Accommodate Driverless Vehicles

“If NHTSA truly believes vehicles that will lack human controls are years, (as opposed to decades) away from commercial viability, now is the time to begin evaluating what new standards will be required to address critical issues posed by these vehicles.”

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Other statements:

Center Calls On NHTSA To Expand Proposed Advanced Driver Assistance System Study To Include All Driver Age Groups. July 19, 2019.

Center for Auto Safety Comment on Petitions for Driverless Cars. May 20, 2019.

Our Perspective


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.

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