The China-built Tesla Model 3 is unveiled at a Tesla store on November 22, 2019 in Shanghai, China.
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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is launching a new crash investigation involving a Tesla vehicle, after a Model 3 driver died on the scene following a collision with an overturned semi in Southern California earlier this month. NHTSA has overall opened 29 investigations into Tesla-involved crashes, 25 of which remain currently underway.
A Tesla logo on a Model S is photographed inside of a Tesla dealership in New York.
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The National Transportation Safety Board, a federal agency that investigates accidents, has released records from a preliminary probe of a fatal Tesla crash that took place in Spring, Texas, in April. However, it has not yet reached a conclusion about what caused the crash or whether the driver misused advanced driver-assistance features on the car.
The vehicle veered off a road, hit a tree and caught fire, killing both occupants. The crash garnered national attention after local police told
Federal safety officials have raised doubts that a fatal April crash of a
car involved the vehicle’s advanced driver-assistance system.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report Monday that laid out some of the early evidence it has gathered, while stopping short of drawing conclusions about what caused the crash.
Tests at the crash site north of Houston using a representative vehicle showed that one of the features that would have been needed to use Tesla’s driver-assistance system, known as Autopilot, wasn’t available in that area, the agency said.
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