Safety ratings yanked after Tesla pulls radar from 2 models

DETROIT (AP) — Two key groups that offer automobile safety ratings have yanked their top endorsements from some Tesla vehicles because the company has stopped using radar on its safety systems. Consumer Reports pulled its “Top Pick” status for Tesla’s Model 3 and Y vehicles built after April 27, while the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety plans to remove the vehicles’ “Top Safety Pick Plus” designation. Consumer Reports says that removing radar and relying on cameras means the safety features may not be there when needed. A message was left Thursday seeking comment from Tesla.