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Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Safety Questioned After Three Fatal Crashes with Motorcycles in 2 Months

Posted on AllSides October 19th, 2022
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The safety of Tesla’s “Autopilot” is being questioned after it was involved in a third fatal motorcycle crash that made a disturbing trend in accidents clear. The three fatal crashes occurred in a 51-day span, and all involve a Tesla driver striking a motorcycle in the early morning hours with Autopilot active, according to a report by CNN.

While Tesla’s Autopilot system is meant to keep the vehicle in its lane, drivers are nonetheless instructed to keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times. But research shows that drivers using Autopilot...

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