Swiss police investigate fatal crash, fire involving Tesla

Tesla has made it abundantly clear that its Autopilot mode in its cars is not a self-driving feature, but we’ve seen many drivers ignore those warnings. We’ve also seen how Autopilot has resulted in a couple of accidents, such as an incident back in 2016 that resulted in a fatality, and another earlier this year.However could these accidents have been avoided if there were safeguards put into place? That’s what a report from The Wall Street Journal (via Engadget) is claiming, although it is also what Tesla is denying. The report claims that Tesla had foregone Autopilot safeguards, such as the use of eyetracking and steering wheel sensors due to concerns about cost.An anonymous source told the publication, “It came down to cost, and Elon was confident we wouldn’t need it.” However Musk has since denied those claims by saying, “This is false. Eyetracking rejected for being ineffective, not for cost. WSJ fails to mention that Tesla is safest car on road, which would make article ridiculous. Approx 4

Swiss police investigate fatal crash, fire involving Tesla

Police in southern Switzerland say they are investigating the death of a German man after a Tesla car he was driving crashed into a guardrail and burst into flames last week.

Tue 15 May 18 from Phys.org

Tesla's Autopilot engaged during Utah crash

The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle's semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend, in the latest crash involving ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Phys.org

Tesla crash driver admits to checking phone while in Autopilot mode

Tesla is facing another National Highway Traffic Safety Administration probe after a Model S crashed into the back of a fire truck while Autopilot was on -- but only to gather info ...

Thu 17 May 18 from Engadget

NHTSA looking into Tesla crash in Utah

The agency will be investigating why a Tesla Model S crashed into a stopped fire truck at highway speeds.        

Wed 16 May 18 from USA today

U.S. safety agency sends team to investigate Tesla crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has sent a team to investigate the crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle that the driver said occurred while the ...

Wed 16 May 18 from Reuters Technology

Driver in Latest Tesla Crash Says Autopilot Was Engaged

Tesla is looking at another PR nightmare as the driver of a car that smashed into a parked fire truck says her Model S was in Autopilot mode. The post Driver in Latest Tesla Crash Says Autopilot ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Extremetech

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