Tesla’s Autopilot faces US investigation after crashes with emergency vehicles


Dominic Rushe

• Investigators to review 765,000 vehicles made since 2014

• NHTSA identifies 11 crashes involving first responder vehicles

The US government has opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s driver-assistance system known as Autopilot after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles.

The investigation covers 765,000 vehicles, almost everything that Tesla has sold in the US since the start of the 2014 model year. Of the crashes identified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as part of the investigation, 17 people were injured and one was killed.

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