Tesla driver says gondola was in autopilot when it crashed at 60 mph
Driver of Model S, which failed to stop at a red light and crashed with a firetruck in Utah, told investigators 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 the vehicle was controlling on “autopilot” mode when it crashed, police said.
A Tesla Model S was traveling at 60 mph when it crashed with emergency situations vehicle in South Jordan, Utah, on Friday, justification minor injuries to both operators, officials did Monday. The Tesla driver’s claim that the car was using the autopilot engineering has raised fresh the issue of the electric car company’s semi-autonomous arrangement, which is supposed to assist operators in navigating the road.
The exact reason of the crash, which left the motorist with a broken ankle, are unknown, with Tesla saying it does not already have the car’s data and had not been able comment on whether autopilot was employed. South Jordan patrols also said the 28 -year-old driver” admitted that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision” and that watches said the car did not restraint or take any action to avoid the crash.
” As a reminder for motorists of semi-autonomous vehicles, it is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of such vehicles at all times ,” the police department said in a statement.