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Uber driver was streaming Hulu show just before self-driving car crash - police report

Police in Tempe, Arizona said evidence showed the "safety" driver behind the wheel of a self-driving Uber was distracted and streaming a television show on her phone right up until about the time of a fatal accident in March, deeming the crash that rocked the nascent industry "entirely avoidable."

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Battery in fatal Tesla crash in Florida reignited twice: NTSB report

A Tesla Inc Model S involved in a May 8 fatal high-speed crash in Florida reignited twice after firefighters extinguished a fire in the electric vehicle, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said in a preliminary report on June 26.

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Third fatal Tesla Autopilot crash renews questions about system

Tesla Inc's Autopilot system was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a 2018 Model 3 in Delray Beach, Florida, in at least the third fatal US crash reported involving the driver-assistance system, the National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday.

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US opens probe into fatal Tesla crash, fire in California

A fatal crash and vehicle fire of a Tesla Inc Model X near Mountain View, California, last week has prompted a federal field investigation, the US National Transportation Safety Board said on March 27, sparking a big selloff in Tesla stock.

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Tesla asked to brief US Senate panel on fatal Florida crash

The chairman of the US Senate committee that oversees auto safety issues wrote Tesla Motors Inc chief executive Elon Musk, asking the automaker to brief the committee on a fatal crash.

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Bans on texting while driving tied to drop in ER visits for US crash injuries

States where it's illegal to text while driving may have safer roads, according to a US study that tracked declines in crash-related emergency room visits after these laws took effect.

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NTSB kicks Tesla off crash probe for violating disclosure pledge

The US National Transportation Safety Board stripped Tesla Inc of its role in an investigation of a fatal crash involving one of its vehicles, saying the electric carmaker failed to abide by an agreement not to disclose information while the probe was underway.

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US agency expected to find Tesla's Autopilot contributed to crash

The US National Transportation Safety Board is expected to find on Sept 12 that Tesla Inc's Autopilot system was a contributing factor in a May 2016 Model S crash that killed a man in Florida while using the car's semi-autonomous driving system.

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Family of Tesla driver killed in Autopilot crash does not blame car

The family of the driver of a Tesla Model S who was killed in a May 2016 crash while using the car's semi-autonomous driving system said the car was not to blame for the crash.

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US auto safety agency seeks details of Google self-driving crash

The top US auto safety regulator said the agency is seeking additional details of a recent crash of an Alphabet Inc Google self-driving car in California.