Tesla’s Autopilot feature is reportedly being investigated in Germany

A Tesla Design S motor vehicle geared up with Autopilot

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Tesla’s automatic lane modifying program, recognised as Autopilot, is being probed by German regulators, newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported Sunday, citing a spokesperson for the company.

The Kraftfahrt-Bundesamt (Federal Motor Transportation Authority) is reportedly evaluating regardless of whether the technologies, which Tesla features as an up grade, is secure to use on German streets.

The regulator is also in talks with the Netherlands’ motor vehicle company, which is responsible for approving vehicle use throughout Europe, in accordance to the report.

Tesla and the KBA did not straight away respond to a CNBC ask for for remark.

Tesla’s automatic driving know-how is going through increasing scrutiny all over the environment following a series of fatal incidents.

Final week, the Nationwide Freeway Targeted visitors Basic safety Administration in the U.S. introduced its 2nd probe into a possible Autopilot fault soon after users complained of “phantom breaking” at large speeds.

The KBA introduced a separate probe last January into attainable basic safety pitfalls of the touchscreen in the centre console of numerous Tesla designs.