Autonomous Vehicle Safety Project

Making AV Safety a Priority


Congress resurrects push to allow thousands more autonomous vehicles on the road

“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.”

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Autonomous Vehicle Industry Faces Inconsistent Guidelines

“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.

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Congress will try again in 2021 on self-driving car reform

“The Center for Auto Safety advocacy group said Latta’s bill “contains no regulatory or testing requirements to improve public confidence in the long-term safety of driverless vehicles.”

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Other statements:

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.

Our Perspective


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

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

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

The Center in AV News


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Tesla in autopilot mode hits Snohomish County deputy’s SUV.  Kiro 7. May 17, 2021

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Congress Still Has A Shot At Getting Autonomous Vehicle Regulation Right. Jalopnik. April 23, 2021

Autonomous Vehicle Safety ProjectSelf-driving vehicles allowed to skip some crash safety standards under new rule.  The Detroit News. January 14, 2021 

 


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