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Hyperdrive Daily: After 30 Tesla Crashes, What’s a Regulator to Do?

The Tesla logo on the side-view camera of Model S sedan.

The Tesla logo on the side-view camera of Model S sedan.

Photographer: Mark Kauzlarich/Bloomberg
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Welcome to the Hyperdrive daily briefing, decoding the revolution reshaping the auto world, from EVs to self-driving cars and beyond.

Since May 2016, the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration has opened 30 special crash investigations in the U.S. involving Tesla cars that the regulator suspected were linked to the company’s advanced driver-assistance system known — for better or worse — as Autopilot.