After a person died when their Tesla was unable to avoid an accident while in Autopilot mode, the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation. In a blog post, Tesla defended its autopilot system, and notes the investigation is “preliminary:” This is the first known fatality in just over 130 million miles where Autopilot was activated. Among all vehicles in the US, there is a fatality every 94 million miles. Worldwide, there is a fatality approximately every 60 million miles. It is important to emphasize that the NHTSA action is simply a preliminary evaluation to determine…

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