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Apple & Tesla Slammed After Fatal Crash

Apple and Tesla have both been labelled irresponsible Companies after an investigation into a 2018 fatal crash of a Tesla SUV.

What’s been revealed is that an Apple employee was playing a game on his company-issued iPhone and the car he was driving hands free veered into a divider

The investigator claims this, highlight the “misuses of technology”.

FILE – This Feb. 9, 2019, file photo shows a sign bearing the company logo outside a Tesla store in Cherry Creek Mall in Denver. The U.S. government’s road safety agency is sending a special team to Indiana to investigate a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, that its team will check the crash scene and inspect the Model 3 vehicle involved in the Dec. 29 crash with a parked firetruck on Interstate 70 near Terre Haute. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

He claimed that while Tesla allowed the semi-autonomous driving system in the vehicle to essentially drive itself, Apple didn’t instruct its employees not to use its devices while behind the wheel, said National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt.

“The crash driver’s employer, Apple, is a tech leader, but like most employers, has yet to develop a distracted driving policy,” Sumwalt said in an opening statement at the NTSB’s meeting to conclude the cause of the accident.

Sumwalt also had harsh words for Tesla, which he said has ignored the NTSB’s calls for the company to equip its vehicles with better safeguards to prevent drivers from misusing systems that provide limited automation. He said auto safety regulators have provided little oversight of the technology and ignored recommendations to improve the safety of those systems.

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