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Posted on April 20, 2021 by

Autopilot Technology Undergoing Additional Scrutiny

News broke yesterday about two men dying in a crash involving an Autopilot feature of a Tesla, where the vehicle was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed around a curve.

Source: The Wall Street Journal; The New York Times

While driverless cars and Autopilot features are going to become more and more common, the goal is for safety to increase with that technological breakthrough. In response to recent instances of crashes involving autopilot features, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is increasing its scrutiny of the breakthrough technology. The mission of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is to “save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle related crashes,” and it seems clear they will be working with companies to make our roads as safe as possible.

In the event of a crash, you may need an experienced attorney to help you figure out what your rights are and how to pursue them against any and all responsible parties. Autopilot technology may help lead to less crashes, but in the event of a crash, we are equipped to help you recover in stride.

Call Hoffman & Gelfman Attorneys today for a free case evaluation (314) 241-1020.