NHTSA Investigation of Tesla Autopilot Accidents is Long Overdue

The investigative action is a welcome sign that the safety implications of these systems are being taken more seriously. “Today’s action by NHTSA is a positive step forward for safety,” NTSB Chair Jennifer L. Homendy said in a statement on Monday, August 16. “As we navigate the emerging world of advanced driving assistance systems, it’s important that NHTSA has insight into what these vehicles can, and cannot, do.”