Tesla Model S broke on a fire truck at a traffic light
It happened yet another accident involving a Tesla car. Model Tesla Model S, equipped with a semi-autonomous function of the autopilot, crashed into a stop at a red traffic light a fire engine. The vehicle speed was 95 km / h. Tesla driver was injured and needs medical attention. At the moment, the police Utah finds out circumstances of the accident. We can talk about what is known at this moment.
It is not known, the function of the autopilot or the driver drove the car Tesla whether used alone. Currently active research work of the autonomous system of the car. It is known that triggered the airbag in the Tesla, but the driver suffered a broken right ankle. fire truck driver does not need treatment.
It is known that there is no reason to believe that the driver was drunk Tesla. Unfortunately, his testimony will not be available in the near future, but witnesses say that before the accident, the car Tesla drove at full speed and did not even start braking.
Semiautonomous autopilot system Tesla vehicles uses cameras, sensors and a computer to automatically maintain the speed change lanes and the vehicle stops. However, the driver is required to closely monitor the movement of the car and keep your hands on the steering wheel in case he would have to intervene in what is happening on the road.
It is not known whether Tesla called to investigate what happened in the accident. At the moment, the company does not comment. Alas, this is not the first accident involving Tesla vehicles.