Earlier last week, in an accident Tesla Two people were killed in Coral Gables, Florida. The driver and the passenger were moving the Tesla Model 3 car. At one point they hit a tree, got stuck in it, and the car started to burn flames. As Reuters points out, the victims’ bodies were so badly burned that they could not be identified.
Tesla. Two people died in a tragic accident
The US National Transportation Safety Board is now to investigate whether the car in which the victims were driven used the autopilot and what caused the fire. “Vehicles Tesla they have large batteries that contribute to long fires after accidents, “explains Reuters.
Autopilot the cause of Tesla accidents? This is not the first time this has happened
The US National Transportation Safety Board is also investigating similar cases involving an autopilot. One of them, which took place in April in Texas, also killed two people. Then the police informed that the car was using autopilot and no one was sitting in the driver’s seat.
While the autopilot is seemingly a great solution, it does Tesla stipulates that the driver should still actively participate in driving the car and supervise the course of the journey. The autopilot itself supports driving along with braking, acceleration and steering and allows the driver to take his hands off the steering wheel from time to time.
On Friday, September 17, the CEO Tesla Elon Musk announced that Tesla Inc will work with global regulatory authorities to ensure the privacy and security of car data, says Reuters. “With the rapid advancement of autonomous driving technology, the safety of these vehicles is of greater public concern than ever,” said Elon Musk via a videoconference at the World Energy Vehicles Congress on Hainan Island, China.