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Tesla's case involving semi-autonomous software gets closed

19 Jan 2017
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Tesla's case involving semi-autonomous software gets closed

U.S. regulators said that they did not found any defects in Tesla electric cars after investigating the death of a man whose Model S collided a truck while he was using its Autopilot system, which was the first serious accident involving semi-autonomous software.

 

 

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a report it will not seek a vehicle recall after conducting a six-month investigation. The crash drew enormous attention and raised questions about the safety of systems that can perform driving tasks for long stretches with little or no human intervention.

 

 

Tesla Motors Inc. said in a written statement that "the safety of our customers comes first, and we appreciate the thoroughness of NHTSA's report and its conclusion."

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