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Latest Tesla Crash Draws More Scrutiny to Autopilot System

  • Driver said to tell police driver-assist feature was engaged
  • Police say the Model X impacted median, rolled onto its roof
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Why Tesla's Autopilot Is Under Investigation

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration asked the Pennsylvania State Police for information about a July 1 Tesla Motors Co. rollover crash, the latest incident that puts a spotlight on the safety of its Autopilot driver assist technology.

This time, a 77-year-old Michigan man suffered injuries when his 2016 Tesla Model X SUV struck a concrete median strip on a Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bedford County and rolled onto its roof, coming to final rest in the middle of the roadway. The Detroit Free Press quoted a police officer saying the driver had told him Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving system was engaged when the accident occurred.