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Offbeat Tesla 'does not know' if Autopilot used in crash

23:06  13 may  2018
23:06  13 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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The Latest on a crash involving a Tesla sedan with an Autopilot feature (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Sunday Tesla says it doesn't know if the Autopilot feature was Palo Alto, California-based Tesla said Sunday it has not received any data from the car and " does not know the facts of what occurred

The use of Tesla 's Autopilot software has been implicated in several crashes . The system lets the car operate semi-autonomously, changing lanes and "If Tesla does not incorporate system safeguards that limit the use of the Autopilot system to those conditions for which it was designed, continued use

In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact. Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's air bags were activated and that the Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a broken right ankle, while the driver of the mechanic truck didn't require treatment. Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say it's not immediately known whether a Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system was in use when it rear-ended a truck apparently without braking before impact at approximately 60 mph. (South Jordan Police Department via AP) © The Associated Press In this Friday, May 11, 2018, photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light in South Jordan, Utah. Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact. Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's air bags were activated and that the Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a broken right ankle, while the driver of the mechanic truck didn't require treatment. Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say it's not immediately known whether a Tesla Model S sedan's semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system was in use when it rear-ended a truck apparently without braking before impact at approximately 60 mph. (South Jordan Police Department via AP)

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Tesla has not confirmed the semiautonomous system was in use , but it's at A Tesla spokesperson says the automaker has not yet received data from the vehicle, so can't confirm if Autopilot mode was running (this typically takes a few days), and that Tesla is "working to establish the facts of the incident.”

Tesla has admitted that its autopilot feature was activated when one of its cars crashed on Sunday. "He did not do so, and shortly thereafter the vehicle collided with a post on the edge of the roadway. Tesla had raised funds from investors in the interim. "I didn't know there had been an autopilot The watchdog is also considering whether autopilot was in use during a third collision involving a Tesla

Tesla says it doesn't know if the Autopilot feature was engaged on one of its sedans that crashed into the back of a fire department truck on a Utah roadway.

The South Jordan Police Department says the Tesla Model S hit a fire department mechanic truck stopped at a red light Friday. Police say witnesses indicate the Tesla "did not brake prior to impact."

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Palo Alto, California-based Tesla said Sunday it has not received any data from the car and "does not know the facts of what occurred," including whether the Autopilot was engaged.

Police say the Tesla's driver suffered a broken right ankle and the driver of the Unified Fire Authority mechanic truck didn't require treatment.

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it's unknown if the Autopilot feature was engaged.

The cause of the Friday evening crash, involving a Tesla Model S and a fire department mechanic truck stopped at a red light, was under investigation, said police in South Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City.

The crash, in which the Tesla driver was injured, comes as federal safety agencies investigate the performance of Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system.

The Tesla's air bags were activated in the crash, South Jordan police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said Saturday. The Tesla's driver suffered a broken right ankle, and the driver of the Unified Fire Authority mechanic truck didn't require treatment, Winkler said.

There was no indication the Tesla's driver was under the influence of any substance, and information on what the driver may have told investigators about the circumstances of the crash likely wouldn't be available before Monday, Winkler said by telephone.

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A Tesla owner believed that his Autopilot system was malfunctioning in the rain when it abruptly moved into another lane only to find out later by reviewing the dashcam content that it might have saved him from a crash .

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There was light rain falling and roads were wet when the crash occurred, police said in a statement.

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

Tesla's Autopilot system uses cameras, radar and computers to keep speed, change lanes and automatically stop vehicles. The company, which is based in Palo Alto, California, and has a huge battery factory in the Reno, Nevada, area, tells drivers the system requires them to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel so they can take control to avoid accidents.

"Tesla has not yet received any data from the car and thus does not know the facts of what occurred, including whether Autopilot was engaged," a Tesla spokesperson said in a statement Sunday.

Police said they had been in contact with the National Transportation Safety Board about the crash. NTSB spokesman Keith Holloway said he didn't know whether the agency would get involved with the crash.

The NTSB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are investigating at least two other crashes involving Tesla vehicles. In March, a Tesla Model X SUV crashed on a California highway, killing the driver, and investigators are looking into the performance of the semi-autonomous driving system in that crash.

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