New details of the recent accident Tesla Model S: the autopilot was working, the driver looked at smartphone

Recently we talked about the new accident involving a car Tesla Model S. Then the car at a speed of 95 kilometers per hour crashed into a fire truck, which stopped at the red light. We did not know all the details, but even then the news sparked heated discussions on our website. Today we know much more about the incident.

New details of the recent accident Tesla Model S: the autopilot was working, the driver looked at smartphone

The main question that troubled to learn about this accident: Does Tesla autopilot during the incident. The case attracted the attention of the National Administration of Road Safety. This federal agency has sent a team to investigate the accident circumstances. It was learned that the 28-year-old driver of the car Tesla Model S Do not drive yourself. I worked autopilot while the driver stared at the screen of your phone. At the moment, National Transportation Safety Board investigated four cases of collisions with cars Tesla. News about these collisions create not the most favorable reputation around the company's Elon Musk, but it is worth noting that the autopilot function is semi-autonomous. The quality of her work may depend on road and weather conditions. For this reason the driver requires maximum attention while driving. Autopilot Tesla is not designed for fully autonomous operation without a driver.