Tesla driver says automobile 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 investigators she was using the semi-autonomous system
The driver of a Tesla vehicle that failed to stop at a red light and crashed with a firetruck told researchers that the vehicle was operating on “autopilot” mode when it disintegrated, police said.
A Tesla Model S was traveling at 60 mph when it crashed with the emergency vehicle in South Jordan, Utah, on Friday, effecting minor injuries to both motorists, officials said Monday. The Tesla driver’s claim that the car was using the autopilot engineering 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 exact lawsuit of the accident, which left the driver with a ended 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 witness said the car did not brake 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 the vehicle at all meters ,” the police district said in a statement.