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Agency Probes 12th Tesla Crash Tied to Possible Autopilot Use

WASHINGTON — The U.S. auto safety agency said on Friday it will investigate a 12th Tesla crash that may be tied to the vehicle’s advanced Autopilot driver assistance system after a Tesla Model 3 rear-ended a parked police car in …

Senator Says Tesla Needs Safeguards To Prevent Drivers From Sleeping on ‘Autopilot’

Democratic U.S. Senator Ed Markey asked Tesla Inc on Wednesday to disable its “Autopilot” driver-assistance system until it installs new safeguards to prevent drivers from evading system limits that could let them fall asleep. “Tesla should disable Autopilot until it …

Boeing 737 MAX Timetable Uncertain As Regulators Continue Safety Review

WASHINGTON — U.S. and European Union regulators said on Tuesday they were still reviewing changes Boeing Co made to 737 MAX software after two fatal crashes, a development that raised questions about how quickly the grounded aircraft can return to …

FBI Investigating Deutsche Bank for Possible Money-Laundering Lapses

FRANKFURT — The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is examining whether Deutsche Bank complied with laws meant to stop money laundering, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. The inquiry, first reported in the New York Times, …

Lithium Batteries Not Necessarily Unsafe

The use of lithium ion batteries to power aircraft systems isn’t necessarily unsafe despite a battery fire in one Boeing 787 Dreamliner and smoke in another, but manufacturers need to build in reliable safeguards, the top U.S. aviation safety investigator …

Arizona Testing Safeguards to Prevent Wrong-way Driving

Wrong-way drivers have become an increasing problem in Arizona over the past few years. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that 23 people in Arizona died in crashes in which a driver entered a road against traffic or drove …