Tesla’s steer-by-phone vision swatted down by US regulator

This file photo shows Tesla 2018 Model 3 sedans sitting on display outside a Tesla showroom in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowsi, File)

The U.S.’s auto-safety regulator is ready to loosen up on standards that could be rendered antiquated by autonomous vehicles, though it’s not prepared to be as radical as Tesla Inc. would like.