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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

Press Release

Flawed Driverless Car Bill Would Endanger Road Users and Should Not Be Allowed to ‘Hitch a Ride’ on Must-Pass End-of-Year Legislation

JOINT STATEMENT Our Nation’s first driverless car legislation, which will impact the safety of all road users for the foreseeable future, should not be rushed…

December 3, 2018

“#LAAutoShow is Extra ⚡️ this year”

Electric vehicle sales are growing fast in the U.S. — up well over 70% from the year before — which is why it’s no surprise…

November 30, 2018

Joint Letter to U.S. Senators in support of expanding or reforming the federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit program

SUMMARY: Consumer Reports joins with other advocacy groups expressing support for the federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit, calling on Senators to expand or reform the program…

November 29, 2018

Joint letter to U.S. Senate opposing passage of S. 1885, the AV START Act

Dear Senator: We are writing to convey our strong opposition to the AV START Act (S. 1885). The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently…

November 28, 2018

Press Release

Consumer Reports: Federal rollback of fuel economy standards would increase consumer costs, decrease car sales, decrease auto safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Consumer Reports today filed formal comments with the federal government in strong opposition to its proposal to roll back the nation’s fuel…

October 26, 2018

Press Release

Consumer Reports on GM call for federal government to back national electric vehicle program

Friday, October 26, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. — General Motors today is calling on the federal government to adopt a nationwide program to boost the sale…

October 26, 2018

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