An AP article describes some recent crashes that may have been linked to the Tesla autopilot system. The article states that there have been three fatal crashes since 2016 potentially linked to the autopilot and implies it may be dangerous.
The article also states that
The company contends that Teslas with Autopilot are safer than vehicles without it, but cautions that the system does not prevent all crashes.
It Tesla right that the autopilot is safer than vehicles without it?