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Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to NHTSA on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program 

December 11, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to NHTSA on Autonomous Vehicle Testing Pilot Program  Yesterday, the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”) submitted comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (“NHTSA”) Pilot Program for Collaborative Research on …

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Center for Auto Safety joins consumer organizations in calling on the Senate to protect consumer privacy and legal rights in AV START

December 7, 2018 Dear Senator, As consumer protection and privacy rights organizations, representing millions of members and supporters, we are writing to express serious concern with how the AV Start Act, S 1885, could affect consumer privacy. Some of us also have concerns with other elements of the bill, but …

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Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance

December 4, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700  Center for Auto Safety Submits Comments to Department of Transportation Regarding Third Version of Voluntary Driverless Car Guidance —Calls For Safety Requirements Yesterday, the Center for Auto Safety (“the Center”) submitted comments to the Department of Transportation’s (“DOT”) …

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Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill

Center for Auto Safety Statement Regarding Reports  AV START Act Will Be Attached to Year-End Government Spending Bill Driverless vehicles, we are told, are going to change everything about cars and transportation, but when it comes to driverless car policies, it is business as usual in Washington with back room …

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Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing.

Statement from Jason Levine, Executive Director, on the apparent refusal by Hyundai and Kia to testify at US Senate hearing on November 14 regarding hundreds unexplained vehicle fires: “Until Hyundai and Kia are willing to take responsibility for the 3 million vehicles on the road that could burst into flames …

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Center for Auto Safety Petitions NHTSA to Begin Rulemaking to Immediately Mandate Submission of Safety Information by Companies Testing Self-Driving Technology on Public Road

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 19, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Petitions NHTSA to Begin Rulemaking to Immediately Mandate Submission of Safety Information by Companies Testing Self-Driving Technology on Public Roads The Center for Auto Safety—the nation’s premier independent non-profit consumer advocacy organization dedicated to …

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Following Center for Auto Safety recall request over non-collision fires in 2.9 million Kia and Hyundai vehicles, U.S. Senate schedules a hearing with manufacturer CEO on November 14.

Nelson: Kia, Hyundai CEOs asked to appear before Congress WASHINGTON – The CEOs of Kia and Hyundai have been asked to appear before Congress next month to answer questions regarding a series of vehicle fires affecting the automakers, according to Senate Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL). The move …

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Center for Auto Safety Demands Recall of 2.9 Million 2011-2014 Kia and Hyundai Vehicles After Almost One Non-Collision Fire Report Every Day for Four Months

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 12, 2018 Contact: Grace Garver, ggarver@autosafety.org, (202) 328-7700 Center for Auto Safety Demands Recall of 2.9 Million 2011-2014 Kia Sorento, Kia Optima, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Santa Fe, and 2010-2015 Kia Soul Vehicles After Almost One Non-Collision Fire Report Every Day for Four Months   The Center for …

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Center for Auto Safety Statement on DOT Voluntary AV Guidance Version 3.0

Today, the Department of Transportation has released a third version of voluntary guidance for automated driving systems which perfectly captures this administration’s approach to protecting people: get out of the way and let industry drive.  Despite deaths, injuries, and crashes involving a variety of semi-autonomous and autonomous vehicle technology across …

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