Auto Safety

CFA Testifies Before Washington DC Council on Dangers of Unregulated Autonomous Vehicles on City Streets

Jack Gillis, the Consumer Federation of America’s Executive Director testified before the DC Council ‘s Committee on Transportation and Environment on the potentially dangerous plan to let the Ford Motor Company use DC’s streets as a testing ground for autonomous vehicles falls woefully short on the protections and oversight needed to ensure the safe introduction of the autonomous vehicle. While AV’s will undoubtedly be a technological vaccine that will make driving safer and help DC move towards it Vision Zero goal, this committee must make every effort to insure that DC residents and visitors don’t become Guinea pigs in an uncontrolled experiment.