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Tesla executive Schwall leaves for Alphabet's Waymo: WSJ


(Reuters) - Inc's main technical contact with U.S. safety investigators, Matthew Schwall, has left the for Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit Waymo, reported on Saturday, citing people familiar the decision.

Schwall, the at Tesla, exited the company as the (NTSB) has been investigating multiple crashes involving the electric vehicles, the newspaper reported.

The former began at last Monday, where he joined the company's safety team led by former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Ron Medford, WSJ said.

Schwall will work on a variety of self-driving car safety issues in his new role, according to

and did not immediately respond to emailed requests for comment on Sunday.

On Wednesday, the NTSB said it will investigate a Tesla accident in Fort Lauderdale, that killed two teenagers and injured another - the agency's fourth active probe into crashes of the company's

(Reporting by in Bengaluru; Editing by Daniel Wallis)

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 08:23 IST