>> The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration saying Thursday, there is no evidence in Tesla cars and closed it's six month investigation into a deadly crash that cast a cloud over the companies newest technology. Reuters reporter David Shepardson has been following the case.>> As everybody's moves closer to partially, fully autonomous vehicles, the industry's looking for signals that the government is going to allow them to put this technology in vehicles.
Even if human drivers misuse it, and the message today was, the driver did not pay attention. And as a result, but the system worked as it was intended. So the message is if your system works and drivers misuse it, it's not gonna be considered a defect.>> In the Florida crash, Joshua Brown, a 40 year old former Navy Seal from Ohio was in autopilot mode when he crashed into a white truck.
Nitsa said the driver had seven seconds to react, but didn't. Since the crash Tesla update the software in his car to deactivate the auto pilot functions from drivers how has missed used, such as keeping their hands off the wheel from a extended period even after warnings. Nitsa said that is supportive of the development of driver assistance technology that can help improve road safety, but notes car makers need to be careful when name it and marketing it to avoid giving drivers a sense of false security.
Through the investigation regulators examined dozens of other Tesla crashes in the US, including one in Pennsylvania last year that resulted in two serious injuries.