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World For Tesla probe, US regulators seek data from 12 automakers

01:46  15 september  2021
01:46  15 september  2021 Source:   afp.com

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WASHINGTON — The U . S . auto safety regulator said Tuesday it has asked 12 major automakers for assistance as part of its probe into crashes involving Tesla vehicles striking emergency vehicles while using advanced driver assistance systems like Autopilot. The National Highway Traffic Safety The agency asked the 12 automakers to list any crashes in which an advanced driver assistance system was engaged at "anytime during the period beginning 30 seconds immediately prior to the commencement of the crash." The letters also seeks details on its driver assistance systems ensure

(Bloomberg) -- The top U . S . auto safety regulator sent letters to 12 automakers as part of its investigation into Tesla Inc.’s Autopilot system and a dozen collisions at crash scenes involving first-responder vehicles. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration sent letters dated NHTSA is seeking a variety of documents about how the different manufacturers’ driver-assistance features work, how the companies determine whether the features were engaged during accidents and how the systems detect and respond to the presence of first responder and law enforcement vehicles.

The US highway safety watchdog asked 12 automakers Tuesday to provide data on their driver assistance systems as part of a preliminary investigation of Tesla, whose cars were involved in several accidents with first responder vehicles.

a sign on the side of a building: Tesla states on its website that current Autopilot features require © SAUL LOEB Tesla states on its website that current Autopilot features require "active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous"

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration seeks to conduct a benchmark analysis of vehicles whose models have the ability, under certain circumstances, to automatically control both the steering and the breaking or acceleration.

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WASHINGTON – U . S . auto safety regulators are requesting significant amounts of data on advanced driver assistance systems from major automakers to help their investigation into 12 Tesla crashes involving autopilot and crash scenes. the first responder. For each vehicle manufacturer, the agency searches for the number of vehicles equipped with Tier 2 systems that have been manufactured for sale, lease or operation in the United States and the cumulative mileage covered with the systems involved and a record of the most. recent updates to the systems.

WASHINGTON — U . S . auto safety regulators are requesting substantial amounts of data on advanced driver-assistance systems from major automakers to aid their investigation into 12 Tesla crashes involving Autopilot and first responder scenes. For each automaker , the agency is seeking the number of vehicles equipped with Level 2 systems that have been manufactured for sale, lease or operation in the U . S . as well as the cumulative mileage covered with the systems engaged and a log of the most recent updates to the systems.

NHTSA sent letters, dated September 13 and seen by AFP, to BMW, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Stellantis, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen.

The agency began its probe in August after documenting 11 Tesla accidents since early 2018 involving a car from the company founded by tech titan Elon Musk and emergency vehicles including police cruisers.

The incidents included one fatal crash and seven that resulted in injuries to a total of 17 people, according to the NHTSA.

In each case a Tesla driving assistance system -- either its Autopilot system that comes standard on newer models or a simple cruise control function -- was engaged.

A 12th accident has subsequently been included in the NHTSA investigation, which involves the American brand's Model Y, X, S and 3, released between 2014 and 2021.

Safety officials are asking the dozen other automakers for details on their own driver assistance systems, including how they were developed and tested, and what methods are used to detect the presence of first responder vehicles.

Tesla's Autopilot, already under the microscope, became the subject of controversy after its series of accidents.

The name itself is under considerable debate as no manufacturer is currently able to offer customers a fully autonomous driving vehicle.

Tesla states on its website that current Autopilot features require "active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous."

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