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Tesla Autopilot Probe Casts Eye on Role of In-Car Camera

  • NHTSA sends request for information to electric-car maker
  • Automated-driving technology is under increasing scrutiny
A Tesla Model 3 vehicle during AutoMobility LA in 2018.

A Tesla Model 3 vehicle during AutoMobility LA in 2018.

Photographer: Dania Maxwell/Bloomberg
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US auto-safety regulators are scrutinizing Tesla Inc.’s in-car camera systems as part of a recently expanded investigation into whether the company’s automated-driving technology is defective.

In a letter made public on Thursday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked the automaker a series of questions related to the cameras and the ways they’re used to monitor driver attentiveness.