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Tesla absolved of fault in fatal crash involving driverless car

Finding is a win for Tesla as well as automakers and tech companies that have invested hugely in automated systems

Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk called the NHTSA report "very positive". In a Twitter message he highlighted data showing the company's vehicle crash rate dropped by 38 per cent after the company installed its auto-steer system.


THE push to bring self-driving cars to American roads got a significant boost on Thursday when the nation's chief auto safety regulator essentially cleared Tesla Motors Inc's Autopilot system of fault in a fatal 2016 crash.

The US National Highway Traffic Safety...

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