Tesla Model X driver complains about autopilot before dying

Tesla Model X driver complains about autopilot before dying

February 12, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Before a fatal accident, the driver sent information about problems with the autopilot.

According to documents from the National Council for Transport Safety (NTSB), the driver of the American electric car Tesla Model X told people about the problems with the autopilot, who was turning the car from his lane.

A fatal accident occurred in March 2018 in Mountain View, California. As a result of a collision of an electric car at a speed of about 70 miles per hour on a concrete wall, driver Walter Huang died. It is noted that at the time of the accident on the Tesla Model X, autopilot was turned on.

The documents were published by the NTSB before a meeting of the board of directors on February 25, at which the agency will discuss the cause of the accident. It is noted that Juan complained that the vehicle deviated from its lane in the same place in the past, and the vehicle data show that the electric car turned left to the splitter in some cases before the accident.

Data from Huang’s iPhone also shows that a mobile game was active on the phone while traveling. There is also no data on whether the driver tried to brake or turn the car away from a collision. In addition, there was no airbag on the electric car.

The family of the deceased driver is suing Tesla for unlawful death and negligence.