Tesla driver says vehicle was in autopilot when it disintegrated at 60 mph
Driver of Model S, which failed to stop at a red light and crashed with a firetruck in Utah, told examiners she was using the semi-autonomous system
The driver of a Tesla car that failed to stop at a red light and collided with a firetruck told researchers that private vehicles was controlling on “autopilot” mode when it gate-crashed, police said.
A Tesla Model S was traveling at 60 mph where reference is crashed with emergency situations vehicle in South Jordan, Utah, on Friday, effecting minor injuries to both drivers, officials said Monday. The Tesla driver’s claim that the car was exploiting the autopilot technology has raised fresh questions about the electric car company’s semi-autonomous organisation, which is supposed to assist drivers in steering the road.
The exact reason of the disintegrate, which left the operator with a shattered ankle, is unknown, with Tesla saying it did not yet have the car’s data and could not comment on whether autopilot was committed. South Jordan patrols also said the 28 -year-old driver” has recognised that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision” and that evidences said the car did not brake or take any action to avoid the crash.
” As a remember for moves of semi-autonomous vehicles, it is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all seasons ,” the police department said in a statement.