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Blog NTSB to Vote Next Month on Cause of Fatal Tesla Autopilot Crash

Discussion in 'Tesla' started by TMC Staff, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. TMC Staff

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    A meeting will be held next month by the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the probable cause of a fatal Tesla crash last year near Williston, Florida. One person was killed when a 2015 Tesla Model S collided with a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia semitractor-trailer on US Highway 27A. The Tesla’s Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and...
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  2. Rick Duva

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    Maybe the NTSB should investigate every crash then.
     
  3. AB4EJ

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    NHTSA investigated this crash and reported its findings last May. I wonder why this is being done again, by another agency - seems redundant. But then, it is the government. (What happens if NTSB reaches a different conclusion than the NHSTA?) I suppose, since a truck was involved, we could also call for yet another investigation, as a tie-breaker, by the FMCSA. Oops, they already did an investigation. That's three.
     
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    Mods: It's kind of a bummer seeing Josh Brown's destroyed Tesla front and center on TMC:(
     
  5. Dr. J

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    According to the Wired article: "NHTSA's goal wasn't to find the exact cause of the crash (that's up to the National Transportation Safety Board, which is running its own inquiry), but to root out any problems or defects with Tesla's Autopilot hardware and software."

    Who knew.
     
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    I sniff oil and ICE-lobby involvement . . .
     

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