Automated/Driverless Vehicles

Consumer Advocates Sue NHTSA for Ignoring Automatic Emergency Braking Petition

For Immediate Release: Nov. 30, 2016 Contact: Harvey Rosenfield, harvey@consumerwatchdog.org, (310) 392-0072 Adina Rosenbaum, arosenbaum@citizen.org, (202) 588-7720 David Rosen, drosen@citizen.org, (202) 588-7742 Consumer Advocates Sue NHTSA for Ignoring Automatic Emergency Braking Petition Agency Response to Request for Rules Requiring New Technologies Is Six Months Overdue WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three of …

Read More »

Driverless cars, ethics and public safety

October 25, 2016 by Michael R. Lemov On Sept. 20, the Department of Transportation, by law our primary national traffic safety enforcement agency, issued its long awaited “guidelines” for the development and sale of driverless cars. The Department attempted, Solomon-like, to balance its guidance between ensuring public safety and promoting …

Read More »

Markey, Blumenthal on New Transportation Dept. Auto Cybersecurity Guidance: It’s A Take-Home Exam for Failing Students

Monday, October 24, 2016 Senators have introduced legislation to protect drivers from auto security, privacy risks Washington (October 24, 2016) – Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), members of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, released the following statement today after the Department of Transportation unveiled proposed …

Read More »

CAS Analysis Shows Tesla (Joshua Brown) & Jeep Shifter (Anton Yelchin) Deaths Lie at NHTSA’s Feet

CAS Analysis Shows Tesla (Joshua Brown) & Jeep Shifter (Anton Yelchin) Deaths Lie at NHTSA’s Feet July 15, 2016 The tragic deaths of Anton Yelchin and Joshua Brown due to faulty electronics must be placed squarely at NHTSA’s feet.  In its zeal to advance vehicle electronics, NHTSA has forgotten it …

Read More »