Autonomous Vehicles

Washington Post Letter to the Editor by Cathy Chase and Jack Gillis

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We are still miles from achieving safe and fully autonomous vehicles. On this trajectory, incremental steps could save thousands of lives. Crash-avoidance technologies, such as automatic emergency brakes (AEB), are available and effective.

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Statement on National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Investigation of Tesla Crashes

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Auto safety agency’s investigative actions are commendable.  They also highlight the need for minimum performance standards for vehicles with automated driving technology to protect first responders and all road users.

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New York Times Letter to the Editor by Joan Claybrook on Autonomous Vehicles

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Major companies have invested billions of dollars and ignored public warnings by knowledgeable auto executives that futuristic driverless cars will not be ready for public use for years to come.

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Group Letter to U.S. Senate Leaders Opposing Thune Amendment on Autonomous Vehicles (AVs)

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As leaders of organizations representing consumer, public health and safety groups, disability rights, child passenger safety, truck safety and traffic crash victim advocates, and law enforcement, medical, and bicycling interests, we are writing to share our concerns about an amendment which may be offered to the U.S. Innovation & Competition Act (S. 1260) by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) that would allow the public sale of tens of thousands of autonomous vehicles (AVs) exempt from meeting existing safety standards.

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