Investigations Continue in Cases of Tesla Autopilot
USA- The bouldergazette.com writes that investigators are looking into crashes involving Tesla’s Autopilot system. With the new self-driving technology coming in many vehicles around the country, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how these systems are working, and how they are failing.*
Tesla’s Autopilot technology is designed to work as a partially autonomous system, but drivers are often found using the technology as if the vehicles are fully autonomous self-driving cars. One crash that made headlines occurred in California when a driver in a Tesla collided with a barrier while relying on the car’s Autopilot to drive his car. The motorist was apparently on his phone, playing a game when the crash occurred.
Several other deadly Tesla collisions are reportedly the result of the Autopilot failing to operate properly. Currently, there are fourteen ongoing security investigations geared toward the Tesla Autopilot system. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is carrying out the investigations.
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