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 researchers she was using the semi-autonomous system
The driver of a Tesla automobile that failed to stop at a red light and crashed with a firetruck told investigators that the vehicle was operating on “autopilot” mode when it crashed, police said.
A Tesla Model S was traveling at 60 mph where reference is collided with the emergency 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 using the autopilot technology has raised fresh a matter of the electric car company’s semi-autonomous system, which is supposed to assist drivers in navigating the road.
The precise reason of the crash, which left the driver with a transgressed ankle, remains unknown, with Tesla saying it did not yet have the car’s data and could not comment on whether autopilot was engaged. South Jordan police also said the 28 -year-old driver” admitted that she was looking at her phone prior to the collision” and that eyewitness said the car did not brake 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 the vehicle at all hours ,” the police department said in a statement.