It looks like NBC Boston's (WBTS) emphasis on investigative journalism has paid dividends in Washington.
Se. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has reached out to Tesla with concerns about safety flaws in Tesla's autopilot system, citing station investigation.
Kath located another driver with a similar issue.
"According to a recent news report on NBC Boston, Tesla drivers have identified a variety of ways to circumvent the safety alerts and automatic shut-off feature that are designed to activate when a user of Autopilot is no longer paying attention to the road," Markey told the company, and asked for answers to a bunch of questions about safety.