Autopiloting Tesla crashed into a firetruck in LA while driver eats a bagel
The National Transportation Safety Board recently released parts of their findings of a Tesla accident in Los Angeles. The autopilot system didn’t prevent the crash as Tesla advertises.
No one was hurt in the accident. The driver did not have his hands on the wheel of the Tesla Model S when the crash happened. The investigation showed during the 13 minutes and 48 seconds on his drive, he only had his hands on the wheel for 51 seconds, and none at all for the 3 minutes 41 seconds before the accident happened.
That is against the user manual for the Tesla Model S, which requires the driver to keep his or her hands on the wheel when the autopilot mode is on.
The driver said he was having a coffee and a bagel when the accident happened.