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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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Elon’s Folly: Video Captures ‘Self-Driving’ Tesla Abruptly Stopping on SF Bay Bridge Causing 8-Car Pileup

A Tesla Model S utilizing the car’s “Full Self-Driving” mode reportedly caused a major crash in San Francisco on Thanksgiving day, just hours after Musk announced the North American rollout of the feature. The Tesla abruptly stopped on the San Francisco Bay Bridge, causing a crash involving eight cars that injured nine people including a two-year-old child.

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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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