Tesla has announced two new fatal accidents in a month involving cars equipped with its Autopilot system in the United States. That brings the total to 16 since June last year, when the electric car maker has been required to report such crashes to the US federal road safety agency, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The new crashes were reported between mid-September and mid-October and both involved a Tesla Model 3.
Since the middle of last year, all automakers have been required to report accidents involving an autopilot system to the government agency.
An investigation into the operation of this technology installed in Tesla cars has been ongoing since August last year. In particular, she studies how the technology reacts in the event of an accident, after multiple collisions with rescuers and other vehicles. This research has recently intensified.