US investigates Tesla’s autonomous driving software after crash – .

US investigates Tesla’s autonomous driving software after crash – .

The The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating Tesla’s autonomous driving software after someone filed a complaint that a car caused an accident while using it.
In a complaint filed Monday, a driver said he was beta testing a small Tesla Model Y 2021 Full Self-Driving SUV for Tesla when he caused a crash on a freeway, The Associated Press reported.

“The car went into the wrong lane and I was hit by another driver in the lane next to my lane,” said the driver, describing an accident on November 3.

The driver said in the complaint that he tried to take control of the vehicle when he realized he was changing lanes, but the Tesla “forced itself into the wrong lane, creating a dangerous maneuver. endangering everyone involved ”.

It is not known where the accident occurred. No one was injured, although the car was badly damaged.

A spokesperson for the government agency said in a statement to the AP that they were working with Tesla to get more information about the crash.

NHSTA has already asked Tesla for more information on its beta testing for its self-driving cars, according to the AP.

The NHSTA opened a formal investigation into another Tesla driving software, Autopilot, in August following a series of crashes involving Tesla drivers and emergency vehicles. Last month, the agency questioned Tesla’s decision not to recall vehicles after the company released an update resolving a previous safety flaw with Autopilot software.

The Hill has contacted NHTSA and Tesla for comment.


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