Analysis

Tesla's Play In NTSB Probe May Not Be Worth The Risk

Law360 (April 17, 2018, 3:39 PM EDT) -- Tesla won't be participating in a National Transportation Safety Board probe after making the unprecedented decision to release information about a fatal March crash without the agency's approval, a move that lawyers caution clients would keep them in the NTSB's sights and limit their input on its factual findings.

Tesla Inc., which blamed the March 23 Tesla Model X crash on the driver's distraction rather than the vehicle's autopilot feature, may have released the safety information now for the sake of not falling behind in the race for innovation, attorneys said. By releasing the info itself, Tesla didn't have to wait...

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