What does Tesla know — or not know — about last Friday's crash involving a Model X SUV that was reportedly in autopilot mode when it rolled onto its roof on the Pennsylvania Turnpike?
Federal investigators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are collecting information from the automaker, the Pennsylvania State Police and the vehicle's driver "to determine whether automated functions were in use at the time of the crash," the organization said.
It's the latest part of NHTSA's ongoing investigation into Tesla's autopilot systems, which was launched following the death of a Model S owner who drove into tractor trailer in Williston, Florida, while the car was autopilot mode. That accident happened on May 7, but NHTSA did not announce its investigation until last Thursday, June 30.
The next day, Albert Scaglione from Southfield, Michigan, was behind the wheel of his 2016 Tesla Model X when the vehicle hit a guard rail, went across the road to hit a concrete median, and flipped onto its roof. Scaglione and his son-in-law, who was also in the vehicle, were not hurt.