Elon Musk's Tesla Under Scrutiny: New Footage Reveals Cars On Autopilot Crashing Into Police Vehicles

Tesla Inc. TSLA vehicles on Autopilot have been captured in footage crashing into police vehicles on highways, Electrek reports.

A federal investigation has been ongoing regarding Elon Musk‘s Tesla Autopilot’s potential issues with crashes involving emergency vehicles. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) began its probe into Tesla Autopilot in 2021, initially focusing on 11 crashes. This number has since grown to 16.

Following these concerns, Tesla updated its owner’s manual, stating that Autopilot can “detects and slows down for emergency vehicles' lights at night.”

However, similar incidents have continued to occur. The recent resurgence of this issue in the media is due to the Wall Street Journal releasing in-car footage from some of these crashes.

Despite the alarming footage, Electrek emphasizes that many of the incidents result from user errors. In one highlighted video, it was noted that the driver was intoxicated.

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