Tesla driver says gondola was in autopilot when it disintegrated at 60 mph
Driver of Model S, which failed to stop at a red light and collided with a firetruck in Utah, told examiners she was using the semi-autonomous system
The driver of a Tesla vehicle that failed to stop at a red light and collided with a firetruck told examiners that private vehicles was controlling on “autopilot” mode when it disintegrated, 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, generating minor injuries to both drivers, officials said Monday. The Tesla driver’s claim that the car was employing the autopilot technology has raised fresh questions about the electric car company’s semi-autonomous arrangement, which is supposed to assist moves in navigating the road.
The precise case of the accident, which left the operator with a shattered ankle, remains unknown, with Tesla saying it did not yet have the car’s data and could not comment on whether autopilot was involved. South Jordan police also said the 28 -year-old driver” admitted that she was looking at her telephone prior to the collision” and that witnesses said the car did not damper or take any action to avoid the crash.
” As a reminder for drivers of semi-autonomous vehicles, it is the driver’s responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of private vehicles at all times ,” the police department said in a statement.