By David Shepardson | Reuters
WASHINGTON – The U.S. auto security company mentioned Friday it is going to examine a 12th Tesla crash that could be tied to the automobile’s superior Autopilot driver help system after a Tesla Mannequin three rear-ended a parked police automobile in Connecticut earlier this week.
The Nationwide Freeway Site visitors Security Administration particular crash investigation program will examine the Dec. 7 crash of a 2018 Tesla Mannequin three on Interstate 95 in Norwalk, Connecticut, the company confirmed.
Autopilot has been engaged in not less than three deadly U.S. Tesla crashes since 2016. The company’s particular crash investigation staff has inspected 12 crashes involving Tesla automobiles the place it was believed Autopilot was engaged on the time of the incident. Up to now, the company has accomplished stories on two of them: a 2016 deadly crash in Florida wherein Autopilot was engaged and a previous crash the place Autopilot was dominated out as an element.