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Tesla Faces Questions From NHTSA After Latest Autopilot Crash

Sept. 1, 2021, 1:56 PM

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is asking Tesla Inc. to explain how its Autopilot system interacts with first-responder vehicles after adding a recent Orlando crash to its list of accidents that is affiliated with the probe.

The agency said the probe, which was opened after almost a dozen collisions at crash scenes involving first-responder vehicles, would now include an Aug. 22 incident that involved a Tesla vehicle colliding with a police car.

“This office is aware of twelve incidents where a Tesla vehicle operating in either Autopilot or Traffic Aware Cruise Control struck first responder vehicles/scenes, leading to injuries ...