Thanksgiving Day Crash Injures 9, Causes Traffic Jam San Francisco Bay Area I-80s can be caused by Tesla drivers with full self-driving mode enabled. At least the driver told the California Highway Patrol, according to a report obtained by police. CNN.
Eight vehicles were damaged in the crash and nine people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.:
California Highway Patrol said in a Dec. 7 report that it was unable to confirm whether “fully autonomous driving” was occurring at the time of the crash. A spokesperson for Highway Patrol told CNN Business on Wednesday that he could not determine whether “fully autonomous driving” was active and Tesla had that information.
The accident occurred during Thanksgiving lunchtime on Interstate 80, east of the Bay Bridge, when many people left for a holiday event, causing two lanes to be closed for approximately 90 minutes, resulting in a drastic reduction in traffic. Did. four An ambulance was called to the scene.
Reportedly, the Tesla Model S was traveling at about 55 mph and shifted into the far left lane, but suddenly applied the brakes, slowing the car to about 20 mph. This led to a chain reaction in which he was eventually hit by eight vehicles. All of these vehicles were traveling at normal highway speeds.
As noted by CNN, the crash came just hours after Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the FSD beta available to all drivers. Regardless of whether you passed Tesla’s safe driving test It is performed by the onboard driver monitoring system.
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Investigate both Autopilot and FSD Beta after years of inactionTesla now reports fatal crash with FSDHere’s what the probe has discovered so far, according to . previous report:
First reported in August, the NHTSA investigation covered 11 crashes involving Tesla.Thursday NHTSA said A further six clashes have been confirmed, with 15 injuries linked to clashes, one of whom died. NHTSA indicated on Thursday that it would conduct a further investigation, but the crashes include those with first responder vehicles.
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Despite a head start with advanced driver assistance system technology (Tesla launched Autopilot in 2014), Tesla’s FSD Beta and Autopilot recently found themselves in a slump when navigating the roads alone. GM’s Super Cruise and Ford’s Blue Cruiseaccording to a rather unscientific study by a CNBC reporter.