WASHINGTON: The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday that it was sending a team to investigate the crash of a Tesla Model S in Utah last week.
The driver of the Tesla said the car was in ‘Autopilot’ mode at the time of the crash when the car slammed into the back of a fire truck at nearly 60 mph. The driver suffered a broken ankle. It is the third Tesla crash involving Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system under investigation by the government agency since January.
“The agency has launched its special crash investigations team to gather information on the South Jordan, Utah, crash,” the agency said on Wednesday. “NHTSA will take appropriate action based on its review.”