Tesla Autopilot NHTSA probe moves forward, will be compared with OEM systems
Tesla’s Autopilot probe conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is now moving forward as the agency is requesting information from twelve other manufacturers that also have driver assistance systems. The NHTSA sent letters to various automotive companies requesting information on Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for a comparative analysis, the letters state.
According to the NHTSA’s website, numerous documents associated with the Tesla Autopilot probe were added on September 13th. The documents were letters sent to automakers BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota, Ford, Nissan, Setllantis, Kia, Volkswagen, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz, and Subaru.
The letter described the ongoing investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot or Traffic Aware Cruise Control systems, indicating that the NHTSA requested information on comparative systems to investigate various actions like steering controls and braking and accelerating.
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