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NHTSA Probing Fatal Crash of Tesla and Fire Truck in Indiana

Bladerskb

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Oct 24, 2016
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US safety agency opens probe into fatal Tesla Model 3 crash in Indiana

Looks like the stopping for Car/Truck issue is still happening.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday it was launching an investigation into the Dec. 29 crash of a Tesla Model 3 that left a passenger dead after the vehicle collided with a parked fire truck in Indiana.

The crash is the 14th involving Tesla that NHTSA’s special crash investigation program has taken up in which it suspects the company’s so-called Autopilot or other advanced driver assistance system was in use.

It is the third Tesla crash NHTSA has said it was investigating in recent weeks. NHTSA is also probing another Dec. 29 fatal crash of a Model S Tesla in Gardena, California. In that incident, the vehicle exited the 91 Freeway, ran a red light and struck a 2006 Honda Civic, killing its two occupants.
 

SabrToothSqrl

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Dec 5, 2014
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I think Tesla's just secretly hate fire trucks...

that and the driver is still responsible for driving. this is not news, it's sensationalism.
 

Helmuth

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Jun 17, 2016
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Looks like the stopping for Car/Truck issue is still happening.

Yeah, and it looks like the “driver not paying attention issue” is still happening, too!

I don’t get it that everyone is blaming Tesla for an issue which is more or less true for other companies as well.
Every single similar accident is just a sign which driver didn’t pay attention while using autopilot...
 

gnuarm

Model X 100 with 72 amp chargers
What is the stopping for car/truck issue?

When a Tesla is on autopilot it often fails to "see" stationary vehicles since they appear to be part of the background. So the autopilot will gladly drive you right into a stopped firetruck or police car unless you are watching and prevent it.

The problem is the general public are not aware that autopilot is just a steering mechanism and in spite of Musk's rhetoric, is not much different from tying a string to the steering wheel like they do on sailboats. They rather expect a multi-billion dollar company would provide a product that would avoid such crashes...
 
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novox77

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When a Tesla is on autopilot it often fails to "see" stationary vehicles since they appear to be part of the background. So the autopilot will gladly drive you right into a stopped firetruck or police car unless you are watching and prevent it.

The problem is the general public are not aware that autopilot is just a steering mechanism and in spite of Musk's rhetoric, is not much different from tying a string to the steering wheel like they do on sailboats. They rather expect a multi-billion dollar company would provide a product that would avoid such crashes...

lol, nice dead thread resurrection.
 

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