Safety Investigation into Tesla Autopilot After Series of Collisions

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Authorities in the United States have launched an investigation into the safety of Tesla’s autopilot after a series of collisions.


The American regulator NHTSA announced that it would further study the driver assistance system of the electric car manufacturer.

Since January 2018, the system is said to have been involved in at least 11 collisions. As a result, the NHTSA has now launched an investigation into various Tesla models made between 2014 and 2021. In total, this concerns 765,000 Model Y, Model S and Model 3 cars.

The eleven crashes, which mostly took place after dark, left at least seventeen people injured. There was also one fatality.

The NHTSA has studied individual Tesla accidents with numerous unique crash investigation teams in recent years. It concerns at least 30 collisions involving Teslas. It is suspected that they are related to the autopilot.

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