US Senators call for federal probe into automated driving systems after deadly Tesla crash

U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) are calling on federal investigators to conduct a thorough probe into the fatal crash of a Tesla earlier this month, in which investigators believe no one was in the driver’s seat at the time.

Blumenthal and Markey want officials to develop recommendations for how automated driving and driving assistance systems like Tesla’s Autopilot can be improved.