Fatal Tesla Autopilot crash driver had hands off wheel: US agency

08 June, 2018, 07:21 | Author: Billie Castillo
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Tesla's Autopilot mode is created to match the speed of a slower vehicle traveling ahead of it. The system made two visual and one auditory alert for the driver to place his hands on the steering wheel, but those occurred more than 15 minutes prior to the crash, according to the report. Huang was pulled from the auto and was pronounced dead at a hospital.

A Tesla spokesperson declined to comment on the NTSB report, and referred to a March 28 company blog post on the matter in which Tesla said, "Autopilot does not prevent all accidents - such a standard would be impossible - but it makes them much less likely to occur".

At 7 seconds prior to the crash, the Tesla began a left steering movement while following a lead vehicle.

The report said that the Tesla did not try to brake or steer away from the highway barrier. A second later it accelerated from 62 miles per hour to 70.8 miles per hour "with no pre-crash braking or evasive steering movement detected", the report said. The Autopilot's cruise control system, which is created to match the speed of a slower vehicle ahead of it, was set at 120 km/h. Preliminary reports indicated the Model S she was traveling in may have sped up-similar to Huang's Model X-in the moments leading up to the crash.

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The NTSB's preliminary report on the crash of a Tesla Model X on U.S. Highway 101 in the bay area suburb of Mountain View, Calif., indicates that Huang had the vehicle in it's semi-autonomous autopilot mode for almost 19 minutes before the crash. The company's autopilot system has been engaged at the time of a number of accidents, including a crash that killed the driver in California in March, but the company emphasizes the system can't be relied on to prevent collisions.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is also investigating the case of a Model S driven by a 28-year-old woman that struck a stopped fire truck on a South Jordan, Utah, roadway on May 11. The driver of one of the other two cars had minor injuries and the second driver was uninjured. The driver told authorities the Autopilot was working at the time. "Never depend on Automatic Emergency Braking to avoid or reduce the impact of a collision".

The safety board is now investigating four Tesla crashes since a year ago and looking at post-crash fire issues and the use of Autopilot.

"The consequences of the public not using Autopilot, because of an inaccurate belief that it is less safe, would be extremely severe", Tesla's March blog post said. Then it reignited five days after the March 23 crash, and firefighters again had to extinguish it.

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