Accident Investigator: Autopilot Accelerated Tesla from Deadly Crash


According to US accident investigators, Tesla’s autopilot assistance system has accelerated in the last few seconds in the direction of a concrete bollard during a fatal accident in March.

Prior to the crash, no braking or evasive maneuvers were found on the Type X electric SUV, the US agency said in a preliminary report to NTSB.
The experts, who are also involved in aircraft accidents, published the first detailed information on the accident from the evaluation of vehicle data.

Thus, the Tesla eight seconds before impact followed another car at a speed of 65 miles per hour (almost 105 km / h). Seven seconds before the crash, the Tesla and the front car began to move to the left.

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