An expansive U.S. investigation has been opened on the Autopilot System used in thousands of Tesla electric vehicles.
The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed the probe in an announcement on its website after at least 11 crash incidents involving Tesla cars using the Autopilot system. In these incidents, the Teslas crashed into emergency vehicles, such as fire trucks and police cars leading to the death of one woman and injuries to 17 people, the New York Times reported.
During these crashes, first responders have used flashing lights, flares, an illuminated arrow board or cones as hazard warnings, the NHTSA said.
Tesla Autopilot Crash: Automaker to Face Fines, Vehicle Recalls
NHTSA's investigation is considered the broadest ever on the Tesla feature, focusing on the potential flaws that would make the vehicle risky and dangerous on the road. The flashy automaker could face fines, vehicle recalls and forced alterations to the Autopilot system. More safety devices and features would also be recommended, …