US agency probes driver assistance system use in fatal Ford crash

By Thomson Reuters Mar 18, 2024 | 3:27 PM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Monday it has opened an investigation into a recent Ford Mustang Mach-E fatal crash in San Antonio, Texas where an advanced driver assistance system is suspected of use.

On Friday, the National Transportation Safety Board opened a separate investigation into the Feb. 24 crash, saying initial information indicated the Ford struck the rear of a Honda CR-V that was stationary in a traffic lane on Interstate Highway 10.

A San Antonio police report said the Ford had “partial automation” engaged at the time of the crash.

(Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Chris Reese)