The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration was instructed by esla to redact facts.

if the vehicles involved in accidents used driver-assistance technology,

As part of its probe into Elon Musk's ties to the US government, The New Yorker published an article.

Due to allegations that certain fields in the crash report contained sensitive company information, Tesla requested that certain fields be redacted.

Insider was informed by an NHTSA official in a statement.

The NHTSA's power to disclose what the corporations refer to as confidential information is expressly limited by the Vehicle Safety Act.

Whenever a business asserts its confidentiality,

Until NHTSA engages in a judicial process to contest the claim, NHTSA is required by law to treat it as confidential.