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U.S. Opens Investigation after Fatal Crash in Tesla’s Autopilot Mode

July 1, 2016

(Entrepreneur) – A fatal accident in which the driver of a Tesla Motors Inc. Model S car operating in Autopilot mode was killed in a collision with a truck has prompted an investigation by federal highway safety regulators, the U.S. government and Tesla disclosed on Thursday. The investigation of the first known fatality to involve a Model S operating on Autopilot comes as Tesla and other automakers are gearing up to offer systems that allow vehicles to pilot themselves under certain conditions across a wide range of vehicles over the next several years.

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