Bloomberg Law
Sept. 1, 2021, 1:56 PM

Tesla Faces Questions From NHTSA After Latest Autopilot Crash

Keith Laing
Keith Laing
Bloomberg News

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 ...