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US to require crash reports for driver-assistance autos

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New York (AFP) – US safety regulators now will require Tesla and other auto manufacturers that make cars with driver assistance systems to report serious crashes, ramping up scrutiny of these systems after a series of troubling incidents. Under an order issued Tuesday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, carmakers must inform authorities about fatalities within one day of learning of the incident to provide data for regulators to examine the safety these systems. The rule also requires reporting of incidents that involve a hospital-treated injury, a vehicle tow-away, an air b…

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