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Tesla violated crash investigation agreement, NTSB says

The inside of a Tesla vehicle is viewed as it sits parked in a new Tesla showroom and service center in Brooklyn in 2016. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

The National Transportation Safety Board revoked Tesla's status as an official party to the agency's investigation into a March 23 fatal crash of a Model X, citing Tesla's violation of an official agreement not to release information about the crash to the public while the investigation is ongoing.

Driving the news: Tesla said it withdrew from the agreement to cooperate with the investigation because it disagreed with the agreement's restrictions on what the company could share publicly about Autopilot, the company's semiautonomous driving system. Tesla said that requirement "fundamentally affects public safety negatively."