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Auto News: Tesla, NTSB, Autopilot Crash

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Tesla withdraws as party to NTSB 'Autopilot' crash investigation

Tesla Inc said it is withdrawing as a formal party to the National Transportation Safety Board’s probe into a fatal March 23 crash in California in which the semi-autonomous “Autopilot” driving system was in use.

The automaker’s unusual step means it may not be privy to some information obtained by investigators before it is made public. Tesla’s announcement, made late Wednesday in California, came after the company publicly blamed the driver for the crash and made a series of statements about the incident that drew criticism from the NTSB. read more »