The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating the circumstances around a Tesla Model S that crashed into a fire department vehicle in South Jordan Utah.
The driver told police that Autopilot was in use at the time of the crash and that she had been looking at her phone.
Federal agencies are looking into several other recent collisions involving Tesla vehicles, some of which occurred while the Autopilot semi-autonomous driving technology was activated.
Tesla advises drivers to keep their hands on the steering wheel while using Autopilot, because of the technology’s limitations.
A Tesla Model S that crashed into a fire department vehicle in South Jordan, Utah, has gotten the attention of agents at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The federal agency has sent a team to conduct an investigation into the crash, which happened last Friday. The 28-year-old driver told police she had Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving technology, Autopilot, activated — and that she was using her phone at the time of the crash.
“Consistent with NHTSA’s oversight and authority over the safety of all motor vehicles and equipment, the agency has launched its special crash investigations team to gather information on the South Jordan, Utah, crash,” a statement from the …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Technology