August 19, 2022
The US Transportation Commission is investigating two Tesla car crashes

The US Transportation Commission is investigating two Tesla car crashes

NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), responsible body Traffic safety In the US, Tesla is investigating two fatal accidents involving cars. One case occurred in California, in the west of the country, and involved one death Pedestrian.

NHTSA is not releasing details of the crash. However, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the event took place San Diego, on 7th June. According to the publication, a Tesla flew through the air and struck and killed a woman. After this, it was said that the driver was driving under the influence of alcohol.

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Another clash took place last Wednesday (6). According to Reuters, a Tesla car was hit in the rear Trailer truck A truck stopped at a stop on Interstate 75 near Gainesville (Florida). According to Fox 35, two people in the Tesla, the driver and a passenger, died.

The Florida Highway Patrol says it’s not yet known if any of the crashes were fatal Tesla Autopilot. “Our investigators will gather as much information and data as possible, which is standard operating procedure,” said Lt. The Verge website.

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Autopilot caused two fatalities in 2016 and 2019

NHTSA is currently investigating 16 accidents involving Tesla owners using Autopilot and crashing into emergency vehicles. In this, 15 people were injured and one died.

Most of the incidents took place after dark. According to reports, Tesla’s self-driving software was ignored during the events. Warning lightsFlags and cones facilitate collisions.

Between July 20, 2021 and May 21, 2022, 70% of the crashes recorded by the NHTSA involved cars with Tesla’s Autopilot.

Two more people have died due to this feature. In 2016, Joshua Brown passed away when his Tesla Model S collided with a trailer on US Highway 27 near Williston, Florida.

Three years later, Jeremy Beren Banner, 50, died in a similar accident. A Tesla Model 3 driven by Banner collided with a trailer on a Florida highway, tearing off the roof of the electric sedan. He also used autopilot.

via: Reuters / VAndrge

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