US government regulators have opened an investigation into Tesla’s autopilot system after self-driving cars caused accidents by colliding with stationary emergency vehicles. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched an investigation, saying it will look at the full range of Teslas vehicles, including Models S, X, 3 and Y produced between 2014 and 2021, as being the safest component currently as a means of transportation. But right now, our position is that a self-driving car is twice as safe as a human-driven one, which is still a very low factor, at least it should be 10,” said Mark Concun, CEO of Concannon Business Consulting in New York. With EEWeb Concannon said we haven’t hit the performance yet. “Accidents happened, Uber hit a woman when she tried to cross the street. Sure, autonomous technology reduces accidents on the road by a large percentage compared to human driving. But we want to be 10 times safer with technology,” said Konkanon. With a fully self-driving package it can change lanes, take highway exit ramps, and stop at traffic lights and stop lights on its own.However, it cannot drive entirely alone, according to widely accepted engineering standards.Tesla states on its website that self-driving Complete ‘does not make the car self-driving’ and that ‘active supervision’ is required by the driver. Concannon said the biggest social benefit, without a doubt, is safety. He added: ‘Even if a car is twice as safe, it is exponentially safer.’ But this does not mean that accidents cannot happen. The truth is that if we could eliminate only drunk driving, the social benefit would be significant in terms of saving lives and money.” Technology-assisted driving systems allow for a better and safer driving experience. NHTSA classifies them according to five levels of complexity. Most simply recognize road signs and sudden obstacles.Others, using dedicated sensors and controlling the throttle, brake and steering, can have the vehicle independently maintain or change lanes, brake, change gear and enter and leave the parking area.Tesla’s autopilot system includes all of these features and is currently classified At Level 2. Aside from Tesla, only Mercedes-Benz currently offers highly advanced semi-autonomous driving systems.Many prototypes exploit light detection and ranging (LIDAR) technology, which uses lasers to accurately map the surrounding environment, moving objects, and prevent collisions. The laser light sent by the sensors is reflected off people and objects and returns accurate data on the location of the items and predicts their movements.Then the on-board computer together Throw warning algorithms to predict the actions of others. Autopilot is not the only thing currently under the magnifying glass of regulators. The traffic-sensitive cruise control system is also under investigation. This less autonomous function does not drive the car but allows it to adapt to traffic speeds. In each of the various accidents under investigation, Tesla hit emergency vehicles (ambulances and fire trucks) that were parked and marked with flashing lights, lit arrows, or traffic cones. The investigation will cover the full scope of the autopilot system, including how it monitors and enhances driver attention and how the system detects and responds to objects and events on or near the road. Self-driving vehicles have the ambitious goal of drastically reducing vehicular traffic fatalities, and thanks to technological advancements, this will certainly be achieved. But for this to happen, a careful development of legislation and in the insurance sector will be necessary, as well as a greater proliferation of technologically advanced vehicles that in the future will be able to communicate while driving.