Two died By chance TeslaAccording to county authorities, the car that no one was driving occurred in Harris (Texas, USA) north of Houston.
One of the deceased was in the passenger seat and the other was in the back seat The authorities assured them this Sunday that they have “99.9%” certainty “No one was driving when the collision happened.”
Tesla hit a tree on a bend high speed, It took the firefighters four hours to put out the fire.
Investigators are trying to determine whether the airbag has deployed and whether the vehicle has activated the driving assistance function. Intelligent assistance system Tesla calls it “autopilot” or “autopilot”.
Tesla requires the driver to be present at all times Driving slope Control the vehicle and invite you to activate the intelligent assistance system, because it is safer than driving without this system.
An accident occurred when Tesla started using some of its drives to test the system “Fully Autonomous Driving”, Although it also requires the driver Always stay on the steering wheel.
Some experts criticized the company for using Terms like “autopilot” And give a false sense of autonomy By car.
The United States Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) is studying the possibility of implementing regulations in the following areas Ensuring the attention of the steering wheel driverAt the same time, the automotive industry is adopting new autonomous driving technologies.
The investigation conducted by the NHTS is not just Twenty electric car accidents When Tesla is using an assisted driving system.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk defended his electric car’s safety record, and this week he said that driving assistance can get you The probability of accidents is reduced by “ten times”.