NHTSA Launch Investigation Into Tesla Autopilot Tech

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced it was launching an investigation into Tesla’s “self-driving” Autopilot system as it looks to solve the mystery behind 11 Tesla crashes involving emergency vehicles since 2018.

The agency made clear that it is concerned about the inability of Tesla vehicles to cope with vehicles stopped on the road, especially emergency vehicles.

The investigation concerns about 765,000 Tesla cars made since 2014, including the Model Y, Model X, Model S and Model 3.

According to the NHTSA, it launched a preliminary investigation into “the technologies and methods used to monitor, assist, and enforce the driver’s engagement” while using Tesla’s Autopilot.

NHSTA said that the 11 accidents that triggered the investigation saw either Autopilot or a system called Traffic-Aware Cruise Control active “just prior” the collisions.

For more information, read the original story on the BBC.

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