The first fatality while using AutoPilot, Tesla’s semi-autonomous system, happened in May this year in a 2015 Model S. It has changed the debate surrounding autonomous cars, leading to calls to remove AutoPilot from Model S cars and slow down industry adoption of the tech.
However, the New York Times revealed Tesla has moved the blame to a fault in the automatic braking system, according to a staff member at the Senate Commerce Committee, which is currently investigating the crash

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