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Last of the Tesla fatal autopilot accident

Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:55 am

Business insider reports:

Tesla got some extra time to get its ducks in a row for a federal investigation into the first known fatality while a Tesla was driving in Autopilot.

A Tesla Model S was involved in the first known fatal crash while Autopilot was activated May 7, prompting two separate government investigations — a preliminary evaluation of Tesla's Autopilot system by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a homicide investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

On July 8, NHTSA submitted an information request to Matthew Schwall, Tesla's director of field performance engineering, requesting data from Tesla as part of the NHTSA investigation into Autopilot that was due August 26.

The document requests that Tesla state how many alleged defects the company is aware of that relate to Forward Collision Warning or Automatic Emergency Braking. It also asks for any tests Tesla has done or plans to do of those two Autopilot systems as well as any changes Tesla may have made that could result in the alleged defect.

Tesla did not complete the information request on time, asking NHTSA for a one-week extension. A NHTSA spokesperson told Businesss Insider that Tesla was granted the extension and that Tesla must submit the requested data by Friday.

Tesla did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment.

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Re: Last of the Tesla fatal autopilot accident

Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:02 pm

With all the self-driving cars coming out right now I think these type of stories and situations are going to happen more often than not until people understand that they still need to pay attention while driving

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