Tesla shares slump amid autopilot crash probe

Technology did not notice white side of truck

1st July, 2016
Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla Pic: Getty

US regulators are investigating a fatal accident involving a Tesla Motors car that was driving on autopilot, drawing scrutiny to a key technology the electric-vehicle maker is betting on for the future of self-driving cars.

The crash involved a 40-year-old Ohio man who was killed when his 2015 Model S drove under the trailer of an 18-wheeler on a highway near Williston, Florida, according to a Florida Highway Patrol statement. Shares in the car maker...

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