Tesla Model 3 autopilot resulted in at least one fatal crashMay 17, 2019
The preliminary results of the investigation show that the Tesla Autopilot system was turned on when the Model 3 crashed into a wagon. The incident occurred in Florida on March 1, 2019. The driver died.
The National Transportation Safety Board has published the results of the investigation. It follows from them that neither the autonomous system nor the driver of the Tesla Model 3 made any attempts to evade the blow before the electric car crashed into a wagon.
Tesla made an official report on this issue: “We are deeply saddened by this accident, we are thinking of everyone who suffered from this tragedy. Tesla drivers have covered more than one billion miles with autopilot on. Our data shows that when used properly, when an attentive driver is always ready to connect to the management, driving with the support of Autopilot is safer than the drivers driving the car without help. Over the past three quarters, we have published quarterly data on the safety of our vehicles, which confirm our message. ”
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