The U.S. auto safety agency said Friday it will investigate the 12th possible crash involving Tesla Autopilot Driver Assistance Technology. The agency confirmed that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Special Accident Investigation Team will investigate the 2018 crash of the Tesla Model 3 on Interstate 95 in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Tesla Autopilot has been involved in at least three fatal traffic accidents in the United States since 2016. The agency’s special accident investigation team is investigating 12 Tesla crashes that may have been involved in Autopilot.
So far, the agency has completed reports of two of these incidents: the 2016 fatal accident in Florida confirmed that Autopilot was related, while another previous incident excluded Autopilot.