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Unregulated Robot Cars Pose Unprecedented Risks and Costs

Consumer Watchdog Report warns Unregulated Robot Cars Pose Unprecedented Risks and Costs United States autonomous vehicle self-driving cars

Consumer Watchdog’s “Self-Driving Vehicles: The Threat to Consumers” Filed as Testimony with United States Senate Commerce Committee WASHINGTON— Robot cars operating without mandatory safety, security, privacy and ethical standards will pose unprecedented risks to the American public, Consumer Watchdog warned in a report dated June 14, 2017, Self-Driving Vehicles: The Threat to Consumers. The report is being issued in conjunction with a

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Uber’s Arizona Crash Highlights Need for Company to Accept Responsibility

Uber's Arizona Crash Highlights Need for Company to Accept Responsibility when robotcar fails Consumer Watchdog

When Robot Driving Technology Fails, Consumer Watchdog says. While the driver of the other vehicle may have technically been at fault in the Arizona Uber crash, it could well be the case that the robot vehicle did not behave as a human-driven car would have, contributing to the crash. SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A crash involving an Uber

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Uber Gets Permit to Test Robot Cars in California, Consumer Watchdog Issues Warning

When Uber illegally deployed its robot cars in San Francisco last year, the self-driving vehicles were observed driving through red lights. SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 8, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Uber today received a permit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles to test its robot cars in the state and Consumer Watchdog warned that the cars should not carry passengers while still being tested. “When

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Consumer Watchdog Calls on Uber to Release Robot Car Test Data, Answer Ten Questions

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Consumer Watchdog today called on Uber to release information about testing its robot cars in Arizona after pulling them out of San Francisco and to answer 10 questions about its vision for self-driving vehicles. In a letter to Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project Director John M. Simpson wrote: “Consumer Watchdog believes you opted to pick up your toys and move because you

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