FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren't quite right

Driver of Model S, which failed to stop at a red light and collided with a firetruck in Utah, told investigators she was using the semi-autonomous systemThe driver of a Tesla car that failed to stop at a red light and collided with a firetruck told investigators that the vehicle was operating on “autopilot” mode when it crashed, police said. A Tesla Model S was traveling at 60mph when it collided with the emergency vehicle in South Jordan, Utah, on Friday, causing minor injuries to both drivers, officials said Monday. The Tesla driver’s claim that the car was using the autopilot technology has raised fresh questions about the electric car company’s semi-autonomous system, which is supposed to assist drivers in navigating the road. Continue reading...

FACT CHECK: Tesla safety claims aren't quite right

For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week.

Fri 18 May 18 from Phys.org

Tesla chief defends self-driving cars after new crash

Tesla chief Elon Musk defended self-driving car technology on Tuesday after reports about the latest crash involving one of the electric carmaker's vehicles.

Tue 15 May 18 from Phys.org

After a Tesla crash, more doubts drivers can be trusted with self-driving tech like AutoPilot

The driver of a Tesla Model S that crashed in Utah repeatedly misused the car's Autopilot system to check her phone, then hit a stationary truck at 60 mph        

Fri 18 May 18 from USA today

Utah Tesla driver had her hands off wheel 80 seconds before crash

Data released Wednesday shows a Utah Tesla driver initiated semi-autonomous driving and took her hands off the wheel 80 seconds before a crash.

Thu 17 May 18 from Daily Mail

Tesla Autopilot was engaged during 60 MPH crash, driver tells police

By Mary Papenfuss The Tesla Autopilot system was engaged when a Tesla Model S sedan was crushed as it rammed into a stopped truck at 60 MPH in Utah last week, the driver has told police. ...

Tue 15 May 18 from Engadget

Tesla driver says car was in autopilot when it crashed at 60mph

Driver of Model S, which failed to stop at a red light and collided with a firetruck in Utah, told investigators she was using the semi-autonomous systemThe driver of a Tesla car that failed ...

Mon 14 May 18 from Guardian.co.uk

Tesla Model S crash in Utah involved Autopilot, distracted driver

Police officials said the driver of the Model S, a 28 year old woman, was looking down at her phone while the car drove itself.        

Mon 14 May 18 from USA today

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