Tesla and the NTSB are in a serious fight over the fatal Tesla Autopilot crash

Tesla Autopilot fatal crash

In the space of a week, Tesla and the National Transportation Safety Board have gone from cooperating on the investigation of last month's fatal Tesla crash to a nearly complete war. Earlier today, Tesla put out a statement saying “Today, Tesla withdrew from the party agreement with the NTSB because it requires that we not release information about Autopilot to the public, a requirement which we believe fundamentally affects public safety negatively."

But shortly after Tesla put out its statement, the NTSB hit back with its own (very different) version of events. "The National Transportation Safety Board announced Thursday the removal of Tesla as a party to the NTSB’s investigation," a press release said, adding that "the NTSB took this action because Tesla violated the party agreement by releasing investigative information before it was vetted and confirmed by the NTSB. Such releases of incomplete information often lead to speculation and incorrect assumptions about the probable cause of a crash, which does a disservice to the investigative process and the traveling public."

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