The interior of a Tesla Model S is shown in autopilot mode in San Francisco, California, U.S., April 7, 2016.
Alexandria Sage | Reuters
As part of its investigation into Tesla Autopilot safety issues, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday requested data from 12 other big automakers about their driver assistance systems.
The agency plans a comparative analysis between the systems Tesla and its competitors offer, as well as the practices they each used to develop, test, and track the safety of their driver assistance packages. If NHTSA determines any vehicle (or component or system) has a flawed design or safety defect, the agency has the power to mandate…