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Why are Teslas on autopilot hitting emergency vehicles?

11 crashes resulting in one death and 17 people hurt

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Chris Isidore & Peter Valdes Dapena, CNN:

Federal safety regulators are investigating at least 11 accidents involving Tesla cars using Autopilot or other self-driving features that crashed into emergency vehicles when coming upon the scene of an earlier crash.

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration said seven of these accidents resulted 17 injuries and one death.

All of the Teslas in question had the self-driving Autopilot feature or the traffic-aware cruise control engaged as they approached the crashes, the NHTSA said.

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