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Self-driving BMW iX crash leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

A fatal crash of the self-driving electric BMW iX in the German city of Reutlingen left nine people seriously injured and one dead, the police confirmed on Tuesday, raising concerns about the possible wider use of the technology in the near future.

BMW's test drive with five passengers onboard resulted in a series of collisions that affected four vehicles yesterday afternoon and caused the death of a 33-year-old inside a Mercedes-Benz van that the BMW hit head-on. Injured people were escorted by helicopters to hospitals across the region, including an 18-month-old baby.

The BMW iX is the latest electric crossover SUV that has been in production by the German carmaker since last year. The first model debuted on the streets earlier this year.

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