Tesla Autopilot: US Launches Investigation Following 11 Crashes

Elon Musk Defends Tesla Autopilot System amid Investigation

TESLA AUTOPILOT – The safety officials of the United States (US) is reportedly investigating it following 11 crash incidents.

When it comes to car-making in the United States, one of the giant companies is Tesla, an electric car-maker firm founded by Elon Musk. It is mainly based in Palo Alto, California.

It was in 2003 when Musk together with Martin Eberhard, Marc Tappening, JB Straubel, and Ian Wright founded Tesla in San Carlos, California, United States. For several years now, it continues to wow people with its excellent offers.

Tesla is mainly known now for producing electric cars but it also got several other products such as battery energy storage from home to grid-scale, solar roof tiles, and solar panels. These are just a few of the things produced by the American company.

Tesla Autopilot Car, Elon Musk
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The Tesla autopilot system is one of those that gives the American company the edge compared to other car-producing firms. Many people are impressed and prefer electric vehicles with such features for convenience and a modern approach as well.

However, currently, the Tesla autopilot system is facing questions. Based on a report on Reuters, the US safety officials are investigating it now after 11 incidents of crashes.

According to the report, the said incidents included Tesla models and the emergency vehicles of the car producing company. Records were from January 2018 with four (4) incidents logged this year.

The investigation on Tesla’s vehicles will include 765,000 cars in the United States with the Tesla autopilot system built since 2014. After the investigation, there might be no action to take or demand a recall depending on the results of the probe.

As for Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, he defended that “Tesla with Autopilot engaged now approaching 10 times lower chance of accident than average vehicle.” Previously, he also shared about what the people may expect – the “Tesla Vision” which can detect turn signals, ambulance signals, police lights, and even gestures made by the hand.

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