Federal investigators ask Tesla for information on Autopilot fix

Federal investigators are asking Tesla for more information on its Autopilot fix, which was instituted in the wake of a 2023 recall of more than 2 million Tesla vehicles.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking for more information from the auto manufacturer as the number of crashes has gone up, despite the software update that was added in late 2023…

The agency said last month it was investigating the recall over the Autopilot driving system’s safeguards. Following the update to bolster warnings, 20 crashes have been documented. The recall involved all of Tesla’s models with the driver assistance system.

Now, federal investigators are asking Tesla for more insight into how the company went about the update and how it factored in human factor science when developing the Autopilot system, according to an 18-page letter posted Tuesday on the NHTSA’s website.

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