A Safety Board Faults Tesla and Regulators in a Fatal 2018 Crash

A federal watchdog panel ripped into Tesla and the federal agency that regulates it on Tuesday after concluding an investigation into a fatal 2018 crash involving the carmaker’s driving assistance feature, Autopilot. The investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board found that Tesla hasn’t done enough to prevent drivers’ misuse of Autopilot, which Tesla says can “drive” on highways in some situations but must always be monitored by those behind the wheel. The probe also concluded that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s hands-off, voluntary approach to regulating new vehicle technology had overlooked risks of advanced driver-assistance features, now found in vehicles made by Tesla, General Motors, Audi, and others. “Fixing problems after people die is not a good highway …