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Coloradan consumers win with committee vote for ‘Low-Emission Vehicle’ standards

A coalition of consumer advocacy organizations testified Wednesday in defense of Colorado’s right to choose cleaner car standards. After hearing from the coalition, which includes…

February 14, 2019

Joint petition for NHTSA to reconsider its final rule on temporary exemptions from safety standards

This is a petition for reconsideration of the Final Rule promulgated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA, or Agency) amending the Agency’s regulation…

February 8, 2019

End of an era in Detroit, and the beginning of a new one

If you have the chance to check out the Detroit Auto Show this year, you’ll be witnessing a pivotal moment in history. The Detroit Auto…

January 23, 2019

Electric vehicle sales hit new peak in 2018, but a lot of room for continued growth

Electric vehicles have been around since the invention of the automobile, but over 100 years later, they are now for the first time being more…

January 15, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Reports: Self-driving companies’ education campaigns must be driven by safety, not public relations

New industry coalition launched at CES 2019 to educate consumers and lawmakers about AVs WASHINGTON, D.C. — As major carmakers, tech companies, and partner groups…

January 8, 2019

Joint statement on failure of controversial driverless car bill, opportunities to safely advance driving automation in 2019

Defective Driverless Car Legislation Fails to Advance, Paving the Way for a Better and Safer Bill in 2019 Safety and Consumer Advocates Thank Congressional Leaders…

December 21, 2018

Comments to NHTSA on proposal to allow adaptive driving beam headlight systems on new cars

This proposal would alter FMVSS No. 108 to permit manufacturers the option of equipping vehicles with adaptive driving beam (ADB) technology, which actively modifies the…

December 11, 2018

Trump Administration emissions plan “Flawed and Misleading” says new report

The analysis underlying the Trump Administration’s plan for rolling back fuel efficiency and greenhouse standards in vehicles is based on “fundamental flaws and inconsistencies, is at…

December 10, 2018

Press Release

Consumer Reports: Self-driving cars bill still falls short on safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  As car and tech companies press Congress to approve a bill to speed up the introduction of self-driving cars, Consumer Reports says…

December 4, 2018

Comments to DOT on third automated vehicle guidance (AV 3.0)

Self-driving vehicles would represent the single biggest change in the relationship between cars and their occupants since the invention of the motor vehicle itself, and…

December 3, 2018

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