Tesla, Feds clash over release of fatal crash information

Tesla has been removed from the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into a fatal Autopilot accident that happened in March, the agency announced today. The NTSB says it took the action because Tesla had released “investigative information before it was vetted and confirmed by” the agency. The news was first reported by Bloomberg. “Such releases of incomplete information often lead to speculation and incorrect assumptions about the probable cause of a crash, which does a disservice to the investigative process and the traveling public,” the agency writes. The NTSB’s account contradicts the version of the story Tesla told overnight. In a statement, the automaker said it decided to remove itself from the investigation... Continue reading…

Tesla, Feds clash over release of fatal crash information

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Fri 13 Apr 18 from Phys.org

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Thu 12 Apr 18 from Reuters Technology

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