Are we, the little people, not “material” to automakers and to NHTSA?
Automotive News reports on timeline of delays in warning motorists of their endangerment:
“SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Motors Inc. alerted regulators to a fatality in one of its electric cars in partial self-driving Autopilot mode nine days after it crashed, the company said on Tuesday, defending its decision not to make the accident public before a federal investigation was announced.
Tesla learned about the crash of the Model S sedan in Florida “shortly” after the May 7 crash, and on May 16 it disclosed the incident to the government. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on June 30 announced a probe.”
Corporations and NHTSA keep the public in the dark on fatal crashes.
It is a deliberate Vision Zero policy of keeping the public blind, ignorant, and unsafe.