Tesla crash under investigation in USA


The accident involving a Tesla car and a truck that occurred last Thursday (11) in Detroit (USA) is being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The authorities want to make sure that the electric vehicle was on autopilot when it was driving through a red light at an intersection and crashed.

Tesla Model Y got stuck under a truck bucket and was dragged several meters. The accident occurred at about 3:20 am local time, and two passengers, a man and a woman, were taken to the hospital. The woman’s condition was critical, the condition of the driver is unknown.


There is still no confirmation as to whether the semi-autonomous autopilot steering system has been activated or not. NHTSA has launched at least 14 investigations involving Tesla vehicles. The autopilot is currently considered responsible for three fatalities in the United States since 2016.

Tesla предупреждает, что водители должны держать руки на руле и сохранять бдительность и быть готовыми взять на себя управление при использовании автопилота. В настоящее время автопроизводитель использует владельцев Tesla в качестве бета-тестеров для своей предположительно более продвинутой системы полного самоуправления (FSD).

По словам генерального директора Илона Маска, автопроизводитель даже исключил водителей из тестов за «недостаточное внимание к дороге». «Бета-версия FSD теперь расширена до 2 000 владельцев, и мы также отменили ее для водителей, которые не уделяли достаточно внимания дороге. Пока никаких происшествий нет », – сказал исполнительный директор в своем сообщении в Twitter.

In a leaked email from Tesla, the automaker explains to California regulators that the brand’s vehicles will never be fully autonomous. In a statement from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), Tesla says it wants Full Self-Driving software “not to make the vehicle autonomous, and that the driver is responsible for constant attention.”

Via: Inside

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