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U.S. ends investigation of fatal Tesla crash and finds 'no safety defects' in car's Autopilot

U.S. ends investigation of fatal Tesla crash and finds 'no safety defects' in car's Autopilot

Drivers need to pay attention while driving, even as technology gradually takes over the task.

That’s the message U.S. safety regulators delivered Thursday after closing an investigation into a fatal Tesla crash in Florida last year involving the vehicle’s Autopilot system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that the driver-assist software in the Tesla Model S had no safety defects and declined to issue a recall. 

The safety board also  studied less-serious Tesla crashes and said it didn’t find “any incidents in which the systems did not...

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