Tesla crash a harbinger of industry fears
WASHINGTON - The fatal crash of a high-tech car set on "Autopilot" is a crash that auto industry knew was coming but still feared.
Now the fatal crash of a Tesla Motors car could add to the public's apprehension of driverless cars even before they reach the road in big numbers. Most major automakers and technology companies, including Google and Uber, are working on fully autonomous cars, and have worried that a highly publicized crash could hurt those efforts.
An Ohio man was killed in Florida in May when the cameras on his car didn't distinguish the white side of a turning tractor trailer.