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The Tesla Model X that crashed into a barrier while in Autopilot sped up right before the accident, new NTSB report shows
On Thursday, the National Transportation Safety Board revealed new information about the fatal accident from March involving a Tesla Model X and its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature. According to the NTSB, the vehicle increased its speed from 62 mph to 70.8 mph just before the collision.
A Tesla Model S crashed into a police vehicle in California on Tuesday morning while Autopilot was engaged. The police department vehicle was empty at the time of the collision, while the driver of the Model S sustained minor injuries.
Tesla has repeatedly said Autopilot is meant to be used with an attentive driver whose hands are on the wheel, but in selling Autopilot through test drives, media appearances, and on its website, Tesla has taken steps that could create misconceptions about the feature.
Tesla has confirmed that the Model S which crashed into a fire department vehicle in Utah on Friday had Autopilot engaged at the time of the collision, according to a report from the South Jordan Police Department.
Tesla Model S driver who collided with a fire department vehicle in Utah says Autopilot was engaged at the time of the crash
A Tesla Model S that crashed into a fire department truck in Utah on Friday is said to have been operating with the semi-autonomous driving technology Autopilot engaged, according to local reports. It is the latest in a string of collisions involving Autopilot-equipped Teslas in recent months.
Tesla fires back at NTSB over the investigation into fatal Autopilot crash, says it will complain to Congress
Tesla is in a spat with the NTSB over an investigation into a fatal Model X accident involving Autopilot.