Tesla's auto-pilot under spotlight after 2nd incident in 10 days

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Tesla Motors' auto-pilot system is under the spotlight again on Tuesday after one of its sedans crashed into a fire truck in Southern California. (Photo by CC_Firefighters/Twitter)

Tesla Motors' auto-pilot system is under the spotlight again on Tuesday after one of its sedans crashed into a fire truck in Southern California.

This is the second accident involving a Tesla on auto-pilot in the past two weeks.

NTSB will be coming to California to examine the crash.

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A Tesla Model S crashed into the truck going 65 miles per hour. The driver says the car was on auto-pilot.

Despite how it looks, no one was injured.

This follows another incident 10 days ago on the Bay Bridge. A suspected drunk driver passed out behind the wheel.



The CHP tweeted that the man tried to claim everything was fine because the Tesla had been on auto-pilot.

He was arrested.

Tesla owners say the high-tech feature should be used as a helper, not a replacement for the driver.

"I actually feel that it provides better safety than me driving alone, so it's kind of like my co-pilot," said driver Ying Chang.

Tesla upgraded its auto-pilot technology after a deadly accident in Florida in 2016. Federal investigators concluded the system was partly to blame when it failed to spot a tractor-trailer that had cut across the highway and sheared off the roof of the Tesla.

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They also noted that the driver was trying to circumvent Tesla's warning about driver responsibility.

Tesla issued a statement to Fortune Magazine on Tuesday: "Auto-pilot is intended for use only with a fully attentive driver."

Investigators will be focusing on both the vehicle and the driver's action in this latest crash.

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