Tesla’s data confirms Model S that crashed into fire truck had Autopilot engaged (TSLA)


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Tesla has confirmed that the Model S which crashed into a fire department vehicle in Utah on Friday had Autopilot engaged at the time of the collision, according to a report from the South Jordan Police Department.
The driver had her hands off the wheel and was looking at her phone before the crash, according to a report Tesla made after examining the vehicle’s data logs.
Tesla has repeatedly said drivers must be attentive, keep their hands on the wheel, and be able to take control of the vehicle when using Autopilot, which is not a fully autonomous system.

Tesla has confirmed that the Model S which crashed into a fire department vehicle in Utah on Friday had Autopilot engaged at the time of the collision, according to a report from the South Jordan Police Department.

The South Jordan Police Department released the report, which provides new details about the events that led to the crash, on Wednesday. The new details come from a report Tesla created after examining the vehicle’s data logs.

The driver took her hands off the wheel before the crash

According to Tesla’s report, the driver turned Autopilot’s semi-autonomous driver assistance features on and off multiple times during the drive. The report states that the driver took her hands off the wheel over 12 times during the drive. Twice, the driver had her hands off the wheel for over a minute, returning them to the wheel briefly after receiving a visual warning, the report says.

About 82 seconds before the crash, the driver re-engaged Autopilot and kept her hands off the wheel for 80 seconds before the collision, according to the report. The report also says that the vehicle was traveling at around 60 mph at the time of the collision, a speed the driver selected.

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Source:: Business Insider

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