While a Tesla Model S was on Autopilot at 65 mph, it crashed into a fire engine and caused serious damages including the rear of the fire truck and the front of the Model S. Meanwhile, no damage to the cabin of the Tesla Model S was reported. Luckily, there was no one injured in this crash.
Tesla Crashes Into Fire Truck While Reportedly on Autopilot
According to Tesla spokesperson, the Autopilot is supposed to be employed only with driver's rapt attention
According to Tesla spokesperson, the Autopilot is supposed to be employed only with driver's rapt attention. The man stated that his Tesla Model S smashed into the rear of the fire truck at the speed of 65 mph when he is turning on Autopilot.
Featuring the large crumple zone, the Tesla Model S becomes one of the safest cars in the world if the car comes to a front-end collision. The Tesla S has no engine at the front, so it can absorb the energy of an impact during the collision instead of pushing on the cabin which otherwise will injure both the driver as well as passengers in the car.
While a Tesla Model S was on autopilot at 65 mph, it crashed into a fire engine and caused serious damages
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The Tesla Model S has a history of similar accidents earlier. For instance, a collision between a semi-truck and a Model S happened at a high speed in 2016, the driver was killed and the Tesla Model S's roof was ripped off.
The 2016 collision between a semi-truck and a Model S
How come such a state-of-the-art driving system of the world can't see a parked fire truck ahead?
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