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NTSB: Tesla Autopilot let driver rely too much on automation

A government investigation has found that a design flaw in Tesla’s Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway last year.

Shutdown halted crash probes, could cost critical evidence

The 35-day partial government shutdown stopped the National Transportation Safety Board from dispatching investigators to 22 accidents that killed 32 people, jeopardizing some perishable evidence, the agency said Monday.

NTSB hears from witnesses on Washington state train wreck

Federal safety investigators on Tuesday questioned transportation officials about last year’s Amtrak train derailment south of Seattle that killed three people and injured dozens, focusing some questions on the curve where the train derailed.

Feds say Uber self-driving SUV saw pedestrian but didn’t brake

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in potentially dangerous situations had been disabled, according to federal investigators.

Investigators fault driver in Tesla Autopilot crash

An inattentive driver’s over reliance on his Tesla Model S sedan’s semi-autonomous driving system and a truck driver who made a left-hand turn in front of the car are both to blame for a fatal crash last year, the National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday.