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US lawmaker calls on Tesla to suspend Autopilot feature

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) called on electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla to disable its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system until it can introduce safeguards that prevent its improper use, according to Reuters. Markey, who sits on the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, also brought the issue to the attention of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which said it would follow up with Tesla.

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