Autonomous Vehicles, Software & Electronics

Center for Auto Safety Statement on White House and DOT “AV 4.0” Document

CENTER FOR AUTO SAFETY Statement on Department of Transportation and White House National Science and Technology Council’s “AV 4.0” Document, released January 8, 2020: “AV 4.0 is the perfect encapsulation of the administration’s principles on vehicle safety: say the right words and do the wrong things. Writing the word ‘safety’ …

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Tesla Could Deliver ‘Full Self Driving’ Within Weeks. Here’s What That Means for Drivers—and Tesla’s Stock

Jason K. Levine, Executive Director of the Center for Auto Safety, does not believe that trust is warranted. “Based on Tesla’s cavalier attitude up until now when it comes to quality control, the safety of their [systems], or educating consumers regarding the limitations of their technology,” he says, “There is …

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Uber’s self-driving cars had a major flaw: They weren’t programmed to stop for jaywalkers

“Even the most junior human driver knows to expect that people sometimes walk outside of crosswalks,” said Jason Levine, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization. “When we have public road testing that has programming that essentially chooses to ignore the realities of how …

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