See The Reason Why This Tesla Vehicle Failed To Prevent a Fatal Accident With Autopilot Enabled
A strange accident happened two months ago and now the NHTSA is investigating Tesla. The case is that the Model S failed to prevent the first ever fatal crash for a self-driven car. On the top of that the accident happened while the Autopilot was enabled. Tesla has also revealed some facts about the accident that took place on 7 May. This is considered to be the the first fatal crash involving an autonomous vehicle. And here is what happened. The driver behind the wheel was a 40-year-old man named Joshua D. Brown. He was travelling on a divided highway in Williston, Florida. The Autopilot was activated during this time but suddenly a tractor pulled out.
The tractor is actually the vehicle that caused the fatal accident. The strange thing here is that neither Brown nor Autopilot reacted. The tractor had a trailer attached to its back. The Tesla passed under it but the bottom of the trailer hit the windscreen. Right after the car the Model S didn’t stop and continued down the road, leaving it later and hitting a fence. Investigations showed that the driver died at the scene. As Tesla stated the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has already started evaluating the performance of Autopilot during the crash.
This is the first accident in just over 130 million miles with the Autopilot activated.
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The same guy from the video had posted a video on YouTube of Autopilot successfully averting an accident.