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Tesla to Face Fresh Autopilot Scrutiny After Company Snubs NTSB

  • Carmaker hasn’t filed formal reply to agency recommendations
  • Tuesday hearing is second to explore a fatal Tesla crash
Tesla Motors Inc. Tests Self-Driving Technology

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday will convene its second hearing on a fatal crash involving Tesla Inc.’s automated driver-assist technology even though the pioneering automaker hasn’t filed formal responses to recommendations stemming from the first one more than two years ago.

The NTSB in 2017 recommended that automakers including Tesla make their driver-assist systems more resilient to misuse by inattentive drivers, and limit the operation of those systems to only the driving for which they were designed.