The United States has started an investigation into Tesla's Autopilot driving system. Nearly 7,65,000 vehicles will be covered by the investigation which is almost every vehicle that Tesla has sold in the US since 2014. The information about the action was posted on the website of National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Monday.
At least 11 crashes had been identified since 2018 in which Teslas on Autopilot have hit vehicles at scenes. Tesla's entire current model lineup from the 2014 through 2021 will be the part of the investigation.
In investigation it was reported that the autopilot system had been misused by Tesla drivers and they had been caught driving drunk or even riding in the back seat while a car rolled down a California highway.
Around 31 crashes involved partially automated driver assist systems. This system can keep a vehicle centred in it's lane while also can maintain a safe distance from vehicles in front of it.
It was found that out of 25 clashes, 10 deaths were reported in which Tesla Autopilot was involved, according to data released by the agency. While Tesla had warned drivers that they must be ready to intervene at all times.
Tesla had been trying to make the drivers aware of the uses of the system but crashes are still reported from all over US.