Vehicle Technology

U.S. traffic deaths jump 7.7% in 2015 to 35,200

U.S. traffic deaths rose 7.7 percent in 2015 over the previous year to 35,200, the highest number of people killed on U.S. roads since 2008, the government's preliminary estimate reviewed by Reuters shows.

NHTSA investigates fatal crash of Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode
UPDATED: 6/30/16 10:01 pm ET - adds details on victim

NHTSA opened a preliminary investigation into 25,000 Tesla cars after a fatal crash in Florida involving a Model S with the "Autopilot" feature

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