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DMV Finally Releases Self-Driving Cars Accident Reports

The California Department of Motor Vehicles has reversed its policy and today said it would release accident reports about crashes involving self-driving cars that are being tested on public roads. Google is testing the most robot cars on California’s roads.

As of May 15, the most recent data provided by the DMV shows the Internet giant is testing 23 cars and has 180 drivers.

Privacy Bill Targeting AirBnB Shelved, Could be Revived in January

A state Senate bill that required home sharing platforms like AirBnB to turn over customers’ personal information to local governments was quietly shelved this week, though the author said he plans to bring it back in the new year. 

Should Google Hide Accident Reports?

Google should release the reports of accidents involving its driverless cars that have been filed with the California Department of Motor Vehicles and to commit to making public all future driverless car accident reports.

Lawmakers Can Protect Privacy And Collect Taxes

Proposals under consideration in San Francisco and in the California Senate aimed at regulating home sharing platforms like Airbnb should be amended to ensure privacy and allow occupancy taxes to be collected.

California Is A Long Way From Driverless Cars, Consumer Watchdog Tells Insurance Commissioner

Consumer Watchdog today challenged the idea that widespread use of fully autonomous or driverless cars is imminent, and urged the state Insurance Commissioner to focus on immediate consumer concerns of auto safety and privacy.

The nonpartisan, nonprofit public interest group also rejected insurance industry arguments that California Proposition 103’s consumer protections would not be necessary as vehicles become automated.

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