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Walters: Short-Circuiting the Legislative Process for Electric Cars

The 2020 session of the California Legislature is radically different from any other in the state’s 170-year history, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. Legislators abandoned the Capitol last spring after giving Gov. Gavin Newsom carte blanche authority and a billion dollars to deal with the crisis. When they finally returned...

NTSB Blames Drivers, Tesla, Lax Regulations in Florida Crash

DETROIT — The National Transportation Safety Board says two drivers, Tesla and lax regulation of new partially automated driving systems are to blame for a fatal 2019 crash in Florida involving a Tesla on Autopilot. The NTSB, in a report issued Thursday, said the design of the Autopilot system contributed...

NTSB: Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Crash

WASHINGTON — Tesla’s partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn't handle and because the driver likely was distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National Transportation Safety Board has found....