National Transportation and Safety Board News

Survivor of Louisiana Capsized Lift Boat Sues; Details Ordeal

A man who was on a lift boat that capsized eight miles (about 13 kilometers) off the Louisiana coast in April was taking a nap when the boat flipped over, waking him up as his entire room flipped over on …

Duke Energy Helicopter Crashes in North Carolina; 1 Killed, 2 Injured

The pilot of a Duke Energy helicopter was killed Wednesday when the aircraft went down in a wooded area while surveying power lines, officials said. Spokesman Jeff Brooks confirmed late Wednesday night that the pilot was killed, but he provided …

Safety Board Hits Tesla Autopilot Design, Regulator’s ‘Misguided’ Approach

The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticized Tesla Inc.’s lack of system safeguards in a fatal 2018 Autopilot crash in California and called U.S. regulators’ approach in overseeing the driver assistance systems “misguided.” NTSB board members questioned Tesla’s …

Pittsburgh Sees Hands-On Restart of Uber’s Self-Driving Cars

Uber has taken the first step toward relaunching its self-driving cars on Pittsburgh-area streets four months after a fatal accident involving one of the cars in Arizona. A spokeswoman said the company put a handful of vehicles back on the …