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Tesla Autopilot Defeat Device Sales Halted By NHTSA

Law360 (June 20, 2018, 6:57 PM EDT) -- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has demanded an immediate halt to sales of a device that attaches to Tesla steering wheels to override autopilot function warnings, highlighting the limits of the autopilot system after two deadly crashes by drivers who had gone hands-free.

The federal watchdog on Monday ordered the maker of the Autopilot Buddy to cease and desist from selling the product, but is not requiring the company to recall sold units. That’s despite the NHTSA’s concerns about the danger of Autopilot Buddy's core function:...
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