Elon Musk, founder and chief engineer of SpaceX, speaks during the 2020 Satellite Conference in Washington, DC, on March 9, 2020.
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The US government has opened a formal investigation TeslaA partially automated Autopilot driving system, which says it has trouble spotting parked ambulances.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the action on Monday by posting it on its website.
The agency says it has identified 11 collisions since 2018 in which Tesla on autopilot or Traffic Aware Cruise Control struck vehicles with flashing lights, torches, illuminated dashboard or cones warning of danger.
The investigation covers models Y, X, S and 3 from 2014 to 2021.
Autopilots were often abused by Tesla’s drivers, who were caught drunk or even in the back seat while the car was rolling on the California highway.