The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Monday that it has
launched a special inquiry into the collision of a 2021 Tesla Model Y car that killed a motorcyclist in California.
Since 2016, the NHTSA has started 37 special investigations into incidents involving
Tesla vehicles and sophisticated driver assistance technologies such as Autopilot.
In those Tesla-related investigations, 18 crash deaths were documented, including the most recent deadly California collision.
The government declined to disclose the exact tragedy, but media sources indicated a 48-year-old motorcyclist
was killed on the Riverside Freeway in California on July 7 after colliding with a 2021 Tesla Model Y.