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Center for Auto Safety, Consumer Watchdog Again Push FTC, State Attorneys General to Probe Tesla After Autopilot Death

Since the consumer groups called on the FTC to investigate one year ago, another American has died (that makes three known fatals), others have been injured, and “many more have acted recklessly as a result of deceptive practices by Tesla making their owners believe that a Tesla with ‘Autopilot’ is an autonomous vehicle capable of self-driving.” Continue reading

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Former NHTSA Head Rosekind’s Zoox Move Questionable

In an inadvertent parody of Claude Rains’ assertion that he is shocked that gambling is going on, it’s alleged by Consumer Watchdog that the credibility of the autonomous vehicle policy issued last year by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration -aka NHTSA – is undermined because former NHTSA chief Mark Rosekind has taken a job with autonomous vehicle developer Zoox. Continue reading

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GEICO, Progressive Insurance Hit on Price Discrimination

Consumer Watchdog has petitioned the California Department of Insurance to reject GEICO’s and Progressive’s use of occupation in raising auto insurance rates. Continue reading

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NHTSA – Artificial Intelligence is ‘Driver’ in Autonomous Cars

“Google says its robot technology failed and handed over control to a human test driver 272 times and the driver was scared enough to take control 69 times,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project Director. Continue reading

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