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U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

U.S. opens investigation in Tesla after fatal crash in Autopilot mode

A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA.O) Model S car operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and Tesla disclosed on Thursday June 30th 2016.

The investigation of the first known fatality to involve a Model S operating on Autopilot comes as Tesla and other automakers are gearing up to offer systems that allow vehicles to pilot themselves under certain conditions across a wide range of vehicles over the next several years.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it is investigating 25,000 Model S sedans that are equipped with the Autopilot system.

 

Read more at http://www.reuters.com/article/us-tesla-investigation-idUSKCN0ZG2ZC

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