Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in autopilot mode leads to investigation by federal officials

Source(s): LA Times
AutoPacific Contributor: George Peterson

 

Fatal crash of Tesla Model S in autopilot mode leads to investigation by federal officials

Tesla announced on Thursday that federal regulators opened a preliminary probe into the autopilot feature on a Tesla Model S electric car after a fatal crash involving the technology. AutoPacific's George Peterson shared his comments on autopilot technology issues and its potential impact on Tesla customers. "Tesla seems to be a Teflon company,” he said. “Even though Tesla doesn’t sell a tremendous amount of cars, their stock price is hugely high, and there’s a huge group of Tesla fans out there. I don’t think it’ll put them off – I think it’ll make them more cautious when they’re using autopilot.”

Read the full article on LATimes.com:  http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-tesla-crash-20160630-snap-story.html

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