The United States began a large-scale investigation into the work of Tesla’s autopilot

The United States began a large-scale investigation into the work of Tesla’s autopilot


The American regulator has launched a major investigation into the operation of Tesla autopilots. As part of the investigation, 765,000 electric cars can be checked.

US regulators have launched a large-scale investigation of the autopilot of Tesla electric cars, writes American Forbes.

As the newspaper notes, this investigation will be the largest in the history of the company.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said one of its departments opened an investigation on August 13. The investigation will investigate 11 accidents involving Tesla electric cars on autopilot, which occurred in places where first responders (ambulance, firefighters, police) used flashing lights, a luminous arrow or cones warning of danger.

The check will affect 765,000 electric cars of the company, which were produced between 2014 and 2021, including all models of the Tesla line – Model S, X, 3 and Y.

In the course of the investigation, it is planned to evaluate the effectiveness of the “object and event detection and response” system, as well as the circumstances under which the autopilot should operate.

Neither the company nor its CEO Elon Musk commented on the investigation on social media.

According to the publication, the beginning of a large-scale investigation is connected with Tesla’s plans to expand the availability of its so-called “full self-driving function.” This feature is not actually autonomous driving technology, the company told California regulators.

It is noted that the regulator announced the start of an investigation just a few days before Tesla’s “Artificial Intelligence Day”, scheduled for August 19. Against the backdrop of the news, Tesla shares fell 4.3% to $ 686.17 in Nasdaq trading.

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