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Tesla Crash Rate Decreased by 40% After Inclusion of Autopilot

According to a new report from the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla vehicle crash rates dropped almost 40 percent after the installation of Autopilot's Autosteer feature. The report comes as the NHTSA closes its investigation into a 2016 crash that killed a Tesla driver whose Model S was in Autopilot mode. The government...

Letter from Apple to U.S. Transportation Regulators Expresses Interest in Autonomous Vehicles [u]

A letter Apple sent to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) proposes a policy update that would grant newcomers the same opportunities as established automotive manufacturers when it comes to testing their vehicles on public roads. In the letter, which was discovered by the Wall Street Journal, Apple's director of product integrity Steve Kenner...