U.S. auto safety nominee seeks to finish probes of Tesla crashes

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Biden administration’s nominee to serve as the top auto safety regulator said Thursday he hopes the agency will soon finish its investigations into crashes involving automated driving systems used in electric vehicles made by Tesla Inc. Steven Cliff, deputy administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nominated for the top job, was asked about the agency’s probes into Tesla and he said “we hope to have those investigations wrapped up soon.” He said he did not have a “precise timeline.” Cliff added the agency works closely…

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