US regulator reports nearly 400 crashes by self-driving cars

Teslas accounted for most of them.
REUTERS/Mike Blake

A recent report by US regulator, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) revealed that there were nearly 400 crashes involving vehicles with driver-assist features, including fully self-driving cars, which are expected to be on UK roads by the end of this year.

US car manufacturers reported 392 crashes to The NHTSA, where vehicles were in driver-assist modes, such as cruise control and full self-driving mode. Teslas accounted for 273, of these crashes, which is almost 70%.

"More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to US safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker’s partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason." Says The Guardian. 

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