First Death Related to Self-Driving Car Happens in a Tesla

Tesla Model S Automobile Accident

The first U.S. fatality while using a self-driving car occurred in May near Gainesville, FL. The driver was behind the wheel of a Tesla S sports car when the automated driving system failed to recognize the side of a tractor trailer and caused the collision. Tesla says that before Autopilot can be used, the driver must acknowledge that the system is an “assist feature” and drivers are told to be prepared to take over at any time.

To read more on this story related to the Tesla automobile accident please visit the CBS News website.

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