Happened one more road accident to participation of the car Tesla. Model Tesla Model S, equipped with semi-Autonomous function, autopilot, crashed into the stopped on red light of the fire truck. The car speed was 95 km/h. the Driver of the Tesla was damaged and in need of medical care. At the moment the police in Utah are looking into the circumstances of the accident. We can talk about what is known at this second.
It is not known whether the function used is the autopilot or the driver was driving the Tesla on their own. At the moment actively studied the work of the Autonomous system of this car. It is known that the airbag has deployed in the Tesla, but the driver received a fracture of the right ankle. The driver of the fire truck does not need treatment.
It is known that there is no reason to assume that the Tesla driver was drunk. Unfortunately, his testimony will soon be unavailable, but witnesses claim that before the accident the Tesla was traveling at full speed and not even started braking.
Semi-Autonomous autopilot system in the Tesla car uses cameras, sensors and a computer to automatically maintain speed, change lanes or stop the car. However, the driver is required to monitor closely the movement of the car and keep your hands on the steering wheel in case he will have to intervene in what is happening on the road.
It is not known whether Tesla brought in to investigate what happened in this accident. At the moment, the company does not comment. Alas, this is not the first accident involving a Tesla.