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Tesla is facing a criminal probe over its self-driving technology claims
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Tesla is facing a criminal probe over its self-driving technology claims

Tesla Inc. is currently facing a criminal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Justice over its advanced driver assistance system, Autopilot, which was first reported today by Reuters. An inquiry was launched last year, although up until now, it has remained unknown to the public. According to people familiar with the matter, the DoJ began the investigation after a series of Tesla car crashes involving the use of Autopilot. Some of those crashes were fatal. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is already investigating the accidents, tragedies that might have been avoided if the Autopilot wasn’t switched on. The DoJ is reportedly focused on the language that Tesla uses when it comes to its artificial intelligence systems. Tesla has a “Full Self-Driving” m...