Last year, on May 6th, one of Tesla’s car was involved in what a Tesla car crash incident. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board began an investigation to probe whether the car had malfunctioned or not. After a year-long investigation, the NTSB and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have concluded that neither Tesla nor the vehicle was at fault. This is an updated information of the last year’s incident.
Tesla Car Crash Incident
On May 6th, 2016, former Navy SEAL Joshua Brown was involved in a Tesla car crash incident. As such, the investigation began with the question whether the driver or the car were at fault. This means to say that investigators sought to see, based on evidence captured by Model S’s Autopilot mode sensors, if there were any malfunctions or errors that pertained to the navigational system in its entirety.
Tesla released a statement in which it asserted that only once in 130 million miles covered would there be a casualty or car accident at stake.
Following inquiries from found evidence on the Model S’s SD card corroborated with information taken from Tesla’s servers, in an earlier-released documentation, the NTSB issued a technical report that was several hundred pages long.
— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) June 19, 2017
The 538-page report that was released Monday by the NTSB clearly shows that Joshua Brown was solely responsible for the truck collision. Mainly, because he did not pay regard to the attentions received from the Autopilot system, that stated to keep his hands on the wheel at all times, regardless of the fact that Autopilot was on.
The Tesla car crash incident resulted due to environment conditions, as the trailer of the truck had a white margin over a brightly lit sky. The crash proved fatal for the former Navy SEAL member.
Even though Tesla was proven not at fault, the car crash incident still can prove to be a bellwether for the future of self-driving cars.
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