The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is conducting an investigation into a deadly collision in San Antonio, Texas, where a Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV, reportedly using a partially automated driving system, crashed into a stationary Honda CR-V on Interstate 10, resulting in the death of the Honda’s driver. The Ford vehicle was equipped with Ford’s Blue Cruise system, which can control steering, braking, and acceleration on certain highways, though it requires driver attention and is not fully autonomous.

The NTSB is focusing on this incident due to its ongoing interest in the interaction between drivers and advanced driver assistance systems. The investigation will involve examining the crash site, the wreckage, and the circumstances that led to the crash. Ford is also looking into the crash and has notified the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A preliminary report from the NTSB is expected to be released within a month. Previously, the NTSB and NHTSA have investigated several crashes involving automated driving systems, with Tesla’s Autopilot being the subject of many such inquiries.

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