Latest Fatal Tesla Crash Involves Autopilot System

18 Mai, 2019, 03:59 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Location of Telsa crash

In a preliminary report issued on Thursday, the US National Transportation Safety Board on said that a Tesla 3 crash on March 1 in Delray Beach, Florida, occurred while the vehicle's Autopilot system was active.

Tesla further noted that its drivers have logged more than a billion miles with Autopilot engaged, and that drivers supported by Autopilot are safer than those without the systems' assistance.

The NTSB's report states that 10 seconds before the Tesla Model 3 collided with a semi-trailer in this most recent March incident in Florida, the driver engaged Autopilot.

The car's speed was also listed as 13 miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

NTSB investigators said Banner turned on the autopilot feature about 10 seconds before the crash, and the autopilot did not execute any evasive maneuvers to avoid the collision. One report, issued after another fatal accident in Florida, said, "Contributing to the auto driver's overreliance on the vehicle automation was its operational design, which permitted his prolonged disengagement from the driving task and his use of the automation in ways inconsistent with guidance and warnings from the manufacturer".

'Shame on you'-- Rihanna slams Alabama governor for banning abortion
Riri, as fondly called by fans, has a different opinion on the bill's relevance to the right of women in the state. Earlier this week, Alabama passed a bill that would ban all forms of abortion unless a women's life was at risk.

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Reveal Baby No. 4's Name
Back in January, Kim confirmed that they were expecting their fourth child during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live . Though she also confessed to spilling the beans when she had too much to drink at their star-studded Christmas Eve party.

Kanye West Talks Being Bipolar In Trailer For David Letterman's Netflix Show
The inaugural season saw JAY-Z, Barack Obama , and Howard Stern, among others, conversing with the legendary talk show host. LetterMan @Letterman Thx for ur generosity. "You would maybe be at the top of that list".

The vehicle drove beneath the trailer, killing the driver, in a crash that is strikingly similar to one that happened on the other side of Florida in 2016 that also involved use of Autopilot.

On 23 March 2019, a Tesla Model X crashed into a roadside barrier and caught fire while on Autopilot, which also resulted in the death of the driver. But if you've driven a vehicle with a system like Autopilot, those systems rely on the driver applying torque to the wheel to register that the driver is doing their part. Those logs showed that the driver immediately removed his hands from the wheel after he engaged Autopilot, and Autopilot hadn't been used at any other point during the trip. GM's Super Cruise driver assist system only operates on divided highways with no median turn lanes, he said. "This is tragically what happens".

"Two crashes with such striking similarities should be a wake up call to NHTSA [National Highway Traffic Safety Administration] to open a defect investigation", added Cathy Chase, president for Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety.

David Friedman, a former acting NHTSA administrator, said the incident raises serious questions about the system and the lack of restrictions on its use. "Tesla is long on big claims and short on proof. They're literally showing how not to do it by rushing technology out".

Thursday's report from the NTSB is an early, bare-bones recounting of its understanding of the basic facts of the crash. The agency said that Tesla told Model S owners that Autopilot should be used only on limited-access highways, primarily interstates. The report said that despite upgrades to the system, Tesla did not incorporate protections against use of the system on other types of roads.

Conseillé:



Populaire

Juventus announce Allegri to leave this summer
Allegri guided Juve to two European finals losing to Barcelona in 2015 before being hammered by Real Madrid two years later. Massimiliano Allegri will leave Juventus at the end of the 2018/19 season after five years at the Serie A club.

The terrifying moment woman snatches young child in McDonald's
The female suspect allegedly approached a boy who police said was walking alongside a family member. She then fled the scene on foot, police stated.

President Trump unveils his administration’s new immigration plan
The proposal doesn't change the number of people who obtain permanent residency on an annual basis. The new proposal aims to increase the skill-and-merit ratio to between 57 and 60 percent.

Treasury and IRS to Miss Trump Tax Return Subpoena Deadline
Mnuchin argued that Congress doesn't have a "legitimate legislative purpose" in requesting the president's private information.

Firefighter killed, 3 others hurt in shooting near Appleton
Firefighters lined the streets, as emergency vehicles escorted the body. Funeral arrangements for the firefighter are still pending.

Fraude fiscale: prison ferme et 10 ans d'inéligibilité requis contre les Balkany
Après s'être fait remettre à sa place par son avocat , Eric Dupond-Moretti, Patrick Balkany a encore fait des siennes. Il a également demandé deux ans ferme à l'encontre de sa femme et première adjointe Isabelle Balkany.

25 ans après, Chabat et Darmon dansent "La Carioca" à Cannes
Sorti il y a tout juste 25 ans, le film de Les Nuls " La Cité de la Peur " est devenu un véritable mythe de la comédie française. Elle est composée d'un mélange de pas empruntés de différentes danses notamment la rumba, la salsa et la danse classique.

SpaceX postpones Starlink satellite launch again, for 'about a week'
The goal is to finance the development of future rockets and spacecraft, to realize the boss's dream of colonizing Mars. Musk added: "We don't want to trivialize it or not take it seriously because we certainly do take it seriously.

Les Raptors s'effondrent en fin de match

'His Dark Materials' Teaser Trailer: Watch It!
The show has been produced in partnership with the BBC and has already been renewed for a second season. His Dark Materials is expected to premiere on HBO sometime later this year.