Autopilot was turned on when Tesla Model 3 got into a fatal accidentJuly 16, 2019
The accident occurred on March 1 in Florida. Then Tesla Model 3 crashed into a wagon. The driver of the electric car died. Recently published preliminary results of the investigation. They showed that the autopilot was indeed turned on at the time of the accident, but it did not help to avoid a collision.
Neither the system nor the driver, as noted by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), attempted any evasive maneuvers before Tesla Model 3 struck a heavy truck.
Tesla commented on the investigation as follows: “We are deeply saddened by this accident. We think of all who suffered from this tragedy. Tesla drivers traveled more than a billion miles with autopilot on. Our data shows that with proper use of the system, an attentive driver, who is always ready to take control, is safer than control without the help of an autopilot. Over the past three quarters, we quarterly published safety data directly from our vehicles, which confirms our message. ”
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