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NTSB removes Tesla as a party in its probe of 'Autopilot' crash

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By David ShepardsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said on Thursday it had revoked Tesla Inc's status as a party to its investigation of a fatal crash in March in which the semi-autonomous "Autopilot" driving system was in use, after Tesla flouted terms of an agreement with the agency.The rare move means Tesla Inc may not be privy to some information obtained by investigators before it is made public, but frees the company to vigorously defend the technology. Tesla blasted the NTSB in a new statement on Thursday, saying the company chose on Tuesday to withdraw ...

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First Published: Fri, April 13 2018. 01:59 IST