Interesting New Details in the Utah Autopilot Accident

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  1. David Green

    David Green Well-Known Member

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  3. bwilson4web

    bwilson4web Well-Known Member Subscriber

    There were several points omitted from the complete list:
    • Data from a Tesla Model S that crashed into a Utah fire truck on May 11 while driving on Autopilot indicates the car accelerated for three to five seconds before the crash.
    • According to the Associated Press, police suggested that a car traveling in front of the Tesla slowed down, causing the Autopilot-controlled Tesla to do the same. The leading car then changed lanes, prompting the Tesla to accelerate in order to regain its pre-set speed of 60 mph shortly before the crash.
    • Police said in an earlier statement: "Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact."
    • The driver told police that the Tesla was on Autopilot before the collision, and that she had been looking at her phone. She suffered a broken ankle in the crash.
    Bob Wilson
  4. JyChevyVolt

    JyChevyVolt Active Member

    It's a shame the idiot only broke an ankle. How could anyone not look ahead when the car is slowing down? Replace firetruck with disable car with kids in the backseat. Vehicular manslaughter!

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