A Driver Crashed Tesla: Busy with Phone While Autopilot was On
A Driver Crashed Tesla: Busy with Phone While Autopilot was On. The Tesla who crashed a fire truck in the American state of Utah with almost 100 kilometres per hour last Friday had the autopilot on. The function with which the car can partly drive independently has been under a magnifying glass for some time, said by eBuzzFeed.
Several accidents happened with the so-called Autopilot, where the question is always whether the system worked well or that the fault lies with the driver. The woman now in the Tesla broke her ankle.
Research has now shown, among other things, that the woman had not touched the wheel in the 80 seconds before the crash. She was busy with her phone. A Tesla with Autopilot can steer, but drivers may not give the bike too long.
Tesla got criticism last week because of the lack of sensors that keep an eye on whether a driver is watching the road. Some other car manufacturers with systems for partially autonomous driving have cameras that register what the driver is watching. Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that his cars were not chosen because such solutions would not work correctly.