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How Tesla’s Plea Deal Foiled Autopilot Remedy

A dissection of Tesla’s voluntary recall: What Tesla agreed to as remedy for its vehicles’ Autopilot defect, and what they are getting away with.
How Tesla’s Plea Deal Foiled Autopilot Remedy

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By Junko Yoshida

What’s at stake:
After the national safety regulator’s multi-year investigation into nearly 1,000 crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot, Tesla agreed to a “voluntary recall” of two million cars — almost all its vehicles sold in the United States since 2021. A big question, however, is what exactly Tesla is prepared to do to fix the safety defect.

This was a historic, hard-won victory for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

But Tesla scored an even bigger win.

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