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Safety Questions Presented Regarding Tesla’s Autopilot Following Deadly Crashes

January 14, 2020

USA - Three collisions involving Tesla vehicles occurred causing three fatalities and leading to public scrutiny over the company’s self-driving Autopilot technology, according to  Tesla is set to roll out fully autonomous vehicles later this year.*

Over the weekend, a driver operating a Tesla Model S in California exited a freeway and sped straight through a red traffic signal. The Tesla struck a Honda Civic in the intersection, tragically killing two occupants. On the same day, a Tesla Model 3 in Indiana collided with a firetruck that was parked. A passenger in the Tesla died in that collision. Just last month, another Tesla Model 3 was involved in a crash with a police vehicle in Connecticut. No one was reportedly injured in the Connecticut crash.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is currently investigating the California collision and the Connecticut collision. In the crash that occurred in Connecticut, the driver reportedly told police that he was using the Autopilot system. Autopilot features on Tesla vehicles are intended to help the vehicle maintain its lane and the distance between other vehicles. The system is also capable of completing lane changes. 

Tesla continues to remind drivers that the system is not self-driving and that motorists must remain alert and ready to intervene at all times while utilizing the features. Tesla argues that the vehicles are safer than those without such crash prevention technology, but also cautions that the system will not prevent all crashes. The NHTSA is still looking into thirteen reported collisions that may involve the Autopilot feature. 

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