The auto industry is distancing itself from Tesla in response to new crash reporting rule

The auto industry is distancing itself from Tesla in response to new crash reporting rule


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The auto industry is holding its fire — for now — over the new requirement to report crashes involving vehicles equipped with partially and fully autonomous driving systems. But automakers are also distancing themselves from the company that appears to be the primary target of the new rule: Tesla.

The rule, issued yesterday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, requires companies like Tesla and Alphabet’s Waymo to report incidents involving driver assistance and autonomous systems within one day of learning of a crash, a major change that signals a tougher stance by regulators.

So far, car companies are taking a wait-and-see approach, mostly lauding NHTSA’s commitment to…

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