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Elon Musk-run Tesla Autopilot gets clean chit from US NTSB for deadly 2021 crash

San Francisco, February 11: Elon Musk’s Tesla received a clean chit from the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) for a fatal accident involving the Tesla Model S autopilot system in 2021.

The U.S. Department of Transportation determined that “driver overspeed and failure to control the vehicle were the probable causes of the electric vehicle crash in Springs, Texas.” Elon Musk-owned Tesla is on track to deliver more than 1.7 million vehicles worldwide in 2023 if recent price cuts continue.

“Injuries from alcohol poisoning combined with the effects of two types of antihistamine sedatives resulted in a runaway from the roadway, a collision with a tree, and a post-crash fire,” the Safety Commission said in its report. For pilots, we determined that NTSB was not being used because the system was not programmed to keep Tesla from going over 30 miles per hour on the road it was last driven on.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is investigating claims made by Tesla CEO Musk about self-driving cars. The SEC’s investigation is to determine whether the electric car maker flouted the rules when promoting fully self-driving (FSD) and his Autopilot software.

Last September, Tesla’s owners sued the electric car maker, accusing the company and its CEO of “deceptively and misleadingly” promoting Autopilot and “fully self-driving” software. said. Tesla’s sales to grow 51% in 2022, net profit doubles amid Elon Musk’s Twitter saga.

Musk has come under intense scrutiny over Autopilot, a controversial advanced driver-assistance system, as both federal and state regulators heat up electric car makers.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has upgraded its study from a preliminary evaluation to an engineering analysis, asking Tesla to answer questions about cabin cameras as part of a study of 830,000 vehicles that include autopilots. bottom.

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