Tesla, U.S. regulators criticised over role of Autopilot in crash

  • Wednesday 26, February 2020 11:14 AM
  • Tesla, U.S. regulators criticised over role of Autopilot in crash
Sharjah 24 – Reuters :The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday sharply criticised 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 design of its semi-automated driving assistance system and condemned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for a "hands-off approach" to regulating the increasingly popular systems.

NHTSA has "taken a nonregulatory approach to automated vehicle safety" and should "complete a further evaluation of the Tesla Autopilot system to ensure the deployed technology does not pose an unreasonable safety risk," NTSB said.