NHTSA's Autopilot Claim That Tesla Touted Disputed in New Study

"“What I really took away was there wasn’t the kind of data submitted to NHTSA that would give an agency the kind of confidence to make the statement it did,” said Bryant Walker Smith, a law professor at the University of South Carolina who studies autonomous vehicle policy. “That’s not scandalous -- that’s an agency that’s overworked, overwhelmed, that did a back of the envelope calculation that probably took on greater significance than anyone intended it to.”"