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Posted on January 24, 2017

Results of investigation into Tesla crash

U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has published its results of a six-month-long investigation following last year's crash that killed a driver whose Model S collided with a truck while using the company's driving-assist feature. The report states that there was no evidence of defects in Tesla's electric car.
 
Information from the investigation showed that "Tesla vehicles crash rate dropped by almost 40 percent after Autosteer installation", as was posted on Twitter by CEO Elon Musk. Tesla stated "At Tesla, the safety of our customers comes first, and we appreciate the thoroughness of NHTSA's report and its conclusion".
 
NHTSA concluded that there is an increase in driver's safety as a result of Tesla's Autopilot features, rather than this being the cause of the crash and Tesla is cleared of a vehicle recall.
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