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Automated Vehicles: Safety Implications of Computers on Wheels [September 14, 2021]   [open pdf - 604KB]

From the Document: "On August 13, 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced an investigation [hyperlink] of crashes involving 'Autopilot' systems in Tesla electric vehicles. The investigation shows that technologies that seek to automate tasks traditionally performed by drivers are becoming an increasing part of NHTSA's safety oversight. Traditional vehicles powered by gasoline and diesel engines with human drivers have been regulated by NHTSA for over 50 years. During that time, many types of vehicle defects have been addressed and millions of vehicles have been recalled for safety-related modifications at the manufacturers' expense. In 2020 alone, nearly 900 recalls [hyperlink] of vehicles and parts were issued, affecting nearly 55 million vehicles."

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CRS Insight, IN11749
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2021-09-14
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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