For the first time ever, a car driving with autopilot was involved in a deadly crash.
Tesla announced that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a fatal crash involving a Model S car. The Tesla vehicle had its autopilot mode activated at the time, which enabled the vehicle to steer and change speeds on its own.
The wreck happened May 7 in Williston, Florida. Tesla said a semi-truck was turning and crossed a divided highway when the Model S crashed into it.
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