NHTSA Tesla accident investigation News

Safety Probe Finds Tesla Driver Killed in Crash Reported Prior Autopilot Problems

A Tesla driver killed in a March 2018 crash in California while using the Autopilot driver-assistance system had reported that on prior trips, the car had steered away from the highway, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) disclosed in documents …

Regulators Looking Into Reports of Tesla ‘Smart Summon’ Parking Lot Incidents

U.S. regulators are looking into parking lot crashes involving Tesla Inc. cars driving themselves to their owners using the company’s Smart Summon feature, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday. Several users have posted videos on social …

Safety Advocates Accuse Tesla of Inflating Crash Reduction Data

Tesla Inc.’s ardent defense of its Autopilot system is getting heat from safety advocates who question a key data point the company has been citing to plead its case. Several times since an Autopilot-linked fatality last month, the electric-car maker …

Family Says Tesla Car Did Not Kill Their Son But Regulator Says Tesla Shares Blame

Federal accident investigators are poised to find that Tesla Inc.’s auto-driving system should share blame for a fatal 2016 crash in which a Model S sedan drove itself into the side of a truck. The investigative staff of U.S. National …

Tesla Searching for Explanation of Tesla Autopilot Crash

Tesla Motors Inc. told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car’s “Autopilot” system, a person …

Tesla Says AutoPilot Not a Factor in Pennsylvania Crash

-The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating a July 1 crash in Pennsylvania of a Tesla Model X to determine whether automated functions were in use at the time of the accident, the agency said on Wednesday. NHTSA …