Tesla Driver in Fatal "Autopilot" Crash Got Numerous Warnings

21 June, 2017, 01:53 | Author: Lorena Waters
  • Warnings were issued before Autopilot crash

You may remember nearly exactly a year ago, a Tesla driver was killed when his Autopilot controlled vehicle slammed into the side of a truck.

The National Transportation Safety Board says that Tesla Inc isn't at fault for the wreck, and this matches with a similar analysis from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Tesla has advised drivers to maintain control over their cars even when the Autopilot feature is enabled.

According to the docket, the Autopilot-engaged Tesla did what it was supposed to, issuing multiple warnings to Brown as he kept his hands off the steering wheel for an extended period of time.

The first fatality involving Tesla's Autopilot feature led to questions over the safety of the semi-autonomous system past year, but a report published by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) concludes that Elon Musk's company was not at fault.

In the latest regulatory documents on the incident, the National Traffic Safety Board disputed some accounts that Brown was watching a Harry Potter movie during the crash a year ago.

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The Tesla Model S accident that previous year sparked a debate about the vehicle company's partially autonomous driving tools resulted in a cloud of white dust as the sedan ploughed underneath a tractor trailer, a witness told investigators.

The NTSB found no record of a forward collision warning or automatic emergency braking at the time or the moments leading up to the crash.

Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) has been found not guilty for a fatal crash connected to one of its cars. During six of these times, the AUTOPILOT HANDS ON STATE transitioned further to CHIME 1 before briefly transitioning to HANDS REQUIRED DETECTED for 1 to 3 seconds. The report showed no evidence that Brown was watching a video at the time of the crash, as had been rumored previously, USA Today said. NHTSA said Brown did not apply the brakes and his last action was to set the cruise control at 74 miles (119 km) per hour less than two minutes before the crash - above the 65 mph speed limit.

The Tesla broadsided the truck, which was crossing the highway near Williston, Florida.

The driver of the semi truck that Brown crashed into has been charged with a right of way traffic violation and goes to court on Wednesday. The cause of the crash hasn't been determined.


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