The electric car Tesla Model 3 for the first time had an accident in Europe

The electric car Tesla Model 3 for the first time had an accident in Europe

May 28, 2018 0 By autotimesnews

In Greece, the electric car Tesla Model 3 in autopilot mode at a speed of 120 km / h rammed the fence

The electric car Tesla Model 3 was first hit in an accident in Europe. The incident occurred in Greece, reports Carscoops. As a result of the incident, no one was hurt. As the driver of the electric car Eou Xue assures, at the moment of the accident the car moved in the autopilot mode.

According to the owner of the electric car, with the activated unmanned mode, the electric car Tesla Model 3 unexpectedly made a right turn. Xue managed to take control of himself, but failed to prevent a collision on the fence. As a result, the car was seriously damaged.

“The car was moving at a speed of about 120 km / h. The road was dry, well lit and in good condition. There were no other participants in the movement. My left hand was on the steering wheel with an active autopilot. Further maneuver of the car for me was a complete surprise, “- said the owner of the electric car.

In Tesla has repeatedly stressed that the autopilot is an auxiliary function and requires the driver to keep his hands on the handlebars. The car constantly reminds of this and automatically slows down until the driver puts his hands on the steering wheel. The function of a full autopilot is still in beta testing stage, the company reported.

This is not the first road accident involving Tesla cars. The loudest event happened on May 7 in the city of Williston, Florida. Then, as a result of the accident, the driver of the Tesla Model S died. The accident occurred when the freight van turned left in front of the car at the intersection. The investigation affected 25,000 models of Model S.

The company explained that neither the Tesla driver nor the autopilot noticed the white trailer of the wagon because of the bright light, so the brake was not applied. The high ground clearance of the trailer, its position on the track and the “extremely unusual circumstances” of the road accident led to the fact that the lower part of the wagon collided with the front glass of Model S, noted in Tesla. Later, the National Traffic Safety Administration on the US highway decided to stop the investigation of this road accident.