NHTSA in August opened a formal protection probe into Tesla’s Autopilot program in 765,000 U.S. vehicles soon after a sequence of crashes involving Tesla versions and unexpected emergency vehicles.
Cummings has regularly expressed problems about Tesla’s Autopilot characteristic. In 2019, she wrote on Twitter: “I have driven a number of Teslas — autopilot quickly leads to manner confusion, is unreliable and unsafe @NHTSArecalls must involve @tesla to flip it off.”
NHTSA stated Cummings was staying named for a “short-term assignment” less than the Intergovernmental Personnel Act Mobility Application.
Past 7 days, NHTSA asked Tesla why it has not issued a recall to handle program updates built to Autopilot program to enhance the vehicles’ means to detect unexpected emergency vehicles.
To date, NHTSA has determined 12 crashes that associated Tesla vehicles applying the advanced driver-help systems and unexpected emergency vehicles. NHTSA stated most of the incidents took area soon after dim.