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US Regulators Focus on Tesla’s Self-Driving Software – Fortune

Officials at the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are expanding their probe into Tesla’s automated driving feature, Fortune reports


US electric car maker Tesla has raised its US retail prices, with the Model 3 long-range version's sticker price increasing by more than 3.5% to $57,990.
The Texas-based company blamed the increases on higher production and materials costs. Tesla car prices were last increased in March. File photo: Reuters.

 

Officials at the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are expanding their probe into Tesla’s automated driving feature “to explore the degree to which Autopilot and associated Tesla systems may exacerbate human factors or behavioral safety risks by undermining the effectiveness of the driver’s supervision”, according to a report by Fortune.

The move, came after the agency analysized accidents involving Tesla revealed patterns in the car’s performance and the  driver’s behaviour, could prompt a mandatory recall, the report said.

Read the full report: Fortune.

 

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Jim Pollard

Jim Pollard is an Australian journalist based in Thailand since 1999. He worked for News Ltd papers in Sydney, Perth, London and Melbourne before travelling through SE Asia in the late 90s. He was a senior editor at The Nation for 17+ years and has a family in Bangkok.

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