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U.S. agency to probe the 12th of Tesla’s crash was linked to the use of the auto-pilot

FILE PHOTOS: he’s company’s logo is shown on a Tesla Model X electric car, in Berlin, Germany, on the 13th of November 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. auto safety agency said on Friday it is examining a 12th-Rate of crash, which may be attached to the vehicle equipped with the advanced auto-pilot driver assistance system, after a Tesla Model 3 for the rear of a parked police car in Connecticut on Saturday.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s special crash investigation program of studies, Dec. 7 crash of a b-2018 Tesla Model 3, on I-95 in Norwalk, Conn., the agency confirmed.

The automatic pilot has been engaged in at least three of the fatal U.S., Tesla crashes, since in 2016. The agency’s special crash investigation team has inspected 12 of the accidents involving a Tesla vehicle, where it is believed the automatic pilot was switched on at the time of the incident. To date, the agency has completed reports on two of them, one in 2016 in a fatal crash in Florida in which auto-pilot was turned on, and a previous crash in which the pilot was ruled out as a factor.

Report by David Shepardson; editing by Jonathan Oatis

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