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with Kai Ryssdal

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It's not all it's cracked up to be. A Tesla Model S rear-ended a firetruck at a red light last night. The car was doing 60, and witnesses say it didn't break. The driver broke his ankle, and now investigators are wondering if the car's autopilot system was active at the time. The self-driving mode has been involved in two fatal crashes, and there are a lot of questions about whether drivers can be expected to take over when self-driving tech is essentially still in the testing phase. We'll talk about that, plus the story of Project Maven, a Pentagon initiative to make drones better at recognizing things. A dozen Google staffers have resigned over it. Plus, the latest from TV upfronts and what you need to know about the Supreme Court's gambling ruling. All that and more on Marketplace for Monday, May 14, 2018.

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