Tesla Executive Schwall Joins Alphabet's Waymo

14 May, 2018, 18:13 | Author: Billie Castillo
  • Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact. Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's air bags

No injuries were reported to the driver of the Unified Fire Authority vehicle.

Sgt. Samuel Winkler mentioned the automotive's air baggage have been activated and that the Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a damaged proper ankle, whereas the motive force of the mechanic truck did not require remedy.

It's not known if the Autopilot system was engaged during the crash.

There was no indication the Tesla's driver was under the influence of any substance that could have impaired her driving, according to police. There was light rain falling and the roads were reported to have been wet at the time of the collision.

The car's Autopilot system comes fitted with computers, cameras and radars to maintain speed, changing lanes and stop vehicles automatically.

While police are still investigating whether or not the auto was using the autopilot feature at the time, they say it does not appear any breaks were applied before the accident.

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"Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact", the statement said.

The officials stated that Tesla Executive, Matthew Schwall had joined Alphabet Inc's self-driving unit, Waymo.

Schwall, "who was the company's main technical contact with United States safety investigators, has left for rival Waymo LLC, according to people familiar the decision", The Wall Street Journal reported on 13 May.

Police said they had been in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board about the crash. The spokesman from NTSB Keith Holloway has said that it is still uncertain if they would be involving with the crash.

Both, Tesla and Waymo did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment. The investigators are looking into the autopilot driving system of Tesla, Model XSUV which rammed on a highway and the driver lost his life on the spot.

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