Fortune headline: Elon Musk’s regulatory woes mount as U.S. moves closer to recalling Tesla’s self-driving software
BY CHRISTIAAN HETZNER
June 10, 2022 12:42 PM EDT
Initially the probe started last year in response to Tesla vehicles mysteriously plowing into the scene of an existing accident where first responders were already present.
On Thursday, NHTSA said it had discovered in 16 separate instances when this occurred that Autopilot “aborted vehicle control less than one second prior to the first impact,” suggesting the driver was not prepared to assume full control over the vehicle.
CEO Elon Musk has often claimed that accidents cannot be the fault of the company, as data it extracted invariably showed Autopilot was not active in the moment of the collision.