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U.S. regulators seek answers on Tesla Autopilot

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>> Tesla's autopilot facing even more scrutiny. Reuters has learned the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is demanding details on the design, operation and testing of the semi-autonomous technology unveiled by CEO Elon Musk in October. The questions coming after the company recently disclosed the death of 40 year old Joshua Brown after his Model S cruising on autopilot crashed.
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And Tuesday news of a third crash of a Tesla on autopilot, this one causing no fatalities, but ratcheting up the pressure on the company. Reuters Tech correspondent Alexandria Sage.>> Tesla's strategy has been to remind drivers and remind the public that this is a beta, or test technology and that drivers basically opt into using it when they started on their cars.
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>> In the case of this most recent crash a Tesla spokesperson told Reuter's data suggests the drivers hands were not on the steering wheel for over two minutes contrary to Tesla's terms of use. The company meanwhile is reportedly under SEC investigation for raising $2 billion in funds without telling the public about the fatal crash which took place in May.
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>> It was only after that finally more than months afterwards that Tesla disclosed that this autopilot fatality in Florida.>> Tesla tells Reuters it has not heard from the SEC.