By Alina Selyukh
U.S. transportation authorities are investigating the deadly collision of a Tesla Model S car. And many reports say the fatal crash has heightened concern about self-driving cars. Which may be true. Except — Model S isn’t a self-driving car.
As NPR’s Sonari Glinton points out, what Tesla’s Model S has are self-driving features, autonomous elements meant to assist drivers rather than replace them.
Virtually all major car and tech companies are pursuing self-driving technology as the future of transportation. But Tesla and Google are the earliest innovators, taking very different approaches.
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