Just one day after a deadly accident involving a Tesla Model S that may have been caused by the company’s Autopilot system, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched another investigation, this one for a Tesla Model X crossover that crashed and rolled over on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.
The driver, Albert Scaglione, told the Pennsylvania State Police that he had activated the Autopilot feature before the crash occured, Detroit Free Press reports.
Tesla claims there's not enough evidence to indicate that its Autopilot malfunctioned, but the NHTSA investigation will aim to clarify the matter.
Autopilot is a driver-assist feature that doesn’t make Tesla vehicles fully autonomous, the company has warned multiple times.
The results of the two investigations will be announced at a later date. We’ll keep you posted.