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US authorities request “additional information” from Tesla after a tweet by Elon Musk

The US authorities have asked Tesla to provide information about a tweet published by the CEO of the car company, Elon Musk, about the Autopilot driving assistance system.

The US authorities have asked Tesla to provide information about a tweet published by the CEO of the car company, Elon Musk, about the Autopilot driving assistance system.

Sources from the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) confirmed to Efe that the federal agency is in communication with Tesla to request “additional information” and that the request is related to the investigation that the agency is carrying out on the Autopilot system.

This Monday, the US media pointed out that the NHTSA petition refers to the tweet published on December 31 by Musk in which he suggested that the security alert that is triggered when the Autopilot system detects that the driver does not have his hands on the wheel.

Musk noted that drivers who pay $15,000 to activate Autopilot’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) mode will be able to remove the security alert.

NHTSA is investigating the Autopilot system on some 830,000 Tesla cars after a series of collisions involving parked vehicles involving the luxury electric vehicle maker.

NHTSA’s research focuses on the effectiveness of the Autopilot system in making sure drivers are paying attention when operating vehicles.

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