Self-Driving Car Tech In Crosshairs As Feds Probe Tesla Crash
By Linda Chiem (April 19, 2021, 9:38 PM EDT) -- A fatal crash in Texas involving a Tesla vehicle purportedly in semi-autonomous mode with no driver behind the wheel has sparked dual federal investigations that will invite sharper regulatory scrutiny of potential gaps in self-driving car technology, even as CEO Elon Musk flatly rejects suggestions that Autopilot was a factor.
The NHTSA and NTSB have opened investigations after a fatal crash over the weekend involving a Tesla vehicle that may have been in semi-autonomous mode. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena) The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which regulates auto safety, as well as the National Transportation Safety Board, which...
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