Tesla Driver Dies After Crashing into California Fire Truck

A Tesla car crashed into a fire truck blocking traffic as a car was towed on Interstate 680 in Contra Costa County, California, on Saturday. The driver of the Tesla was killed in the crash and a passenger was taken to the hospital. Although it isn’t yet known if the Tesla had Elon Musk’s “Autopilot” engaged, there have been multiple accidents involving a Tesla with Autopilot engaged hitting fire trucks and other safety vehicles that are stopped on the road.

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NHTSA Probe of Tesla Autopilot Intensifies with 200 Crashes, 830,000 Cars Under Investigation

A federal probe of Tesla’s Autopilot function has escalated, with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) now investigating if the Autopilot feature is potentially defective. The agency is studying data on 200 Tesla crashes, stating that “On average in these crashes, Autopilot aborted vehicle control less than one second prior to the first impact.”

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Federal Study Said Tesla Autopilot Reduces Crashes by 40% – but Report Shows Increase of 60%

A new analysis of data from crashes involving Tesla vehicles has reportedly refuted claims previously made by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) about the safety of Elon Musk’s electric vehicles. The Analysis finds that rather than the Tesla autopilot feature reducing airbag deployments by 40 percent as the government claims, it actually resulted in nearly a 60 percent increase in airbag deployments.

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