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Tesla’s China crash puts scrutiny on autopilot

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>> Tesla facing scrutiny again over it's Autopilot function, this time in China. China state media Wednesday showing the crash captured on the dash-cam.
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d reporting that 23-year-old Gao Yaning died in January after hitting the back of a road sweeping vehicle. Gao's family has sued Tesla and the Beijing-based dealer in a Beijing court in July.
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Reuters reporter Alexandria Sage.>> Tesla said that they cannot determine whether Autopilot was engaged. Because they cannot receive the log, they were not able to receive the log data from the car. It was so damaged. What's important here, is that this is the first time that Tesla has been sued for Autopilot, their partially autonomous system in their car.
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The Chinese market is very big as you can imagine. And Tesla has struggled to capture this market. And so they don't want to make any missteps here in China.>> Tesla in a statement also said it's tried repeatedly to work with Gao's family to determine the cause of the crash.
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But the family hasn't provided any additional information. The China news follows another fatal crash in Florida in May. Joshua Brown's Tesla crashed into a truck while on Autopilot mode. Raising questions about the self driving technology and whether it was giving drivers a false sense of security. But Tesla is trying to change that.
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On Sunday, CEO Elon Musk saying Tesla is updating the Autopilot system. Temporarily preventing drivers from using it if they keep their hands off for too long. And relying foremost on radar for the car to sense what's around it, and when to brake. Musk saying the improvements likely would have prevented the fatal accident in Florida.