Tesla that smashed into fire authority truck was on Autopilot, driver claims

Tesla that smashed into fire authority truck was on Autopilot, driver claims

Inevitably, Tesla's Model 3 output will be the most closely viewed item once the company posts its earnings report for the June quarter in about six weeks.

Tesla has been struggling to find solutions to manufacturing bottlenecks on the new assembly line that produces the Model 3, a sedan intended for volume production. While Tesla's Autopilot feature indicates that a driver must be attentive at all times, the driver admitted that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision.

A Tesla Model S sedan was traveling at 60 miles (97 km) per hour when it smashed into a fire truck stopped at a red light about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah, on Friday night, according to police.

Tesla has released significant evidence to the public regarding the recent Model X crash, but we don't know what official response it will have to the latest incident.

Ensuring that drivers stay engaged and alert when using Autopilot is extremely important.

Tesla declined to comment for this story. He slashed his price target due to troubles in the electric auto maker's production process for the wallet-friendly Model 3, which has experienced production delays.




Tesla's Autopilot displays audio and visual warnings if it does not detect a driver's hands on the wheel, and it will shut the system off after too many warnings. "Approx 4X better than avg", Musk said.

Tesla said it was working to gather all the facts about the Swiss case and was fully cooperating with the local authorities.

A US traffic safety regulator on May 2 contradicted Tesla's claim that the agency had found that its Autopilot technology significantly reduced crashes.

On Monday, firefighters in Switzerland said a fatal accident involving a Tesla may have set off a fire in the car's battery. In a couple of recent tweets Musk downplayed the accident itself, emphasizing the fact that the only injury the Tesla driver had sustained was a broken ankle, when, he argued, it would have been much worse in any other auto. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is conducting an investigation, but this doesn't look good for Tesla's Autopilot system.

The NTSB is also investigating a Tesla Model S crash in Florida that left two people dead and another injured.

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