Monday, 25 June, 2018

Investigators say Tesla Autopilot sped up before fatal Model X crash

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Orlando Vargas | 08 June, 2018, 13:13

The National Transportation Safety Board's initial reportalso stated that the vehicle, a Tesla (TSLA) Model X, had the Autopilot function engaged ahead of the March 23 crash.

A few days after the accident, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) signaled its intention to investigate the crash. The report also said the electric car's 400-volt battery was breached in the crash and caught fire.

Four seconds before the crash, the Tesla's on-board computer was no longer following that vehicle, and three seconds before the crash it sped up from 62 miles per hour to 70.8 miles per hour.

The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary report on the crash gives a second-by-second account of the Model X's behavior as it approached the exit from southbound US 101 to Highway 85. In the post, the company said the driver had about five seconds and 150 meters of unobstructed view of the highway barrier but took no action to avoid the collision, citing vehicle logs.

Shortly after the March 23 crash that killed Huang, Tesla released a statement that said "the only way for this accident to have occurred is if Mr. Huang was not paying attention to the road".

Walter Huang, the owner of the auto who died as a result of the crash, had previously taken his vehicle into the Tesla dealership, saying his auto had a way of veering toward the exact barrier his auto hit, ABC7 reported. Four seconds before the crash it was no longer following the lead vehicle, the NTSB said. With no vehicle in front of it, the Model X began accelerating again to the 75 miles per hour cruise setting, before colliding with the concrete barrier that separated the highway from the exit ramp at 70.8 miles per hour.

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Huang's hands were detected on the wheel for just 34 seconds of the last minute before the crash, and his hands were not detected at all for the last six seconds before the crash, according to the report.

The report raised an issue for Tesla vehicles with Autopilot, as well as other vehicles with adaptive cruise control, said Bryant Walker Smith, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. Notably, the car's Autopilot feature was engaged at the time of the crash. The woman sustained minor injuries.

Tesla, which is said to be one of the shorted stock in the United States, saw a 9.74% spike on Wednesday following CEO Elon Musk's announcement at the company's annual meeting that Model 3 production was on track, and that the company should hit its production goal of 5,000 cars per week this month.

Tesla's owner's manual warns drivers that the system may not detect stationary objects when traveling at higher speeds. Tesla vehicles also have an automatic emergency braking feature that is created to slow a vehicle to avoid or lessen the impact of a collision.

"It is the driver's responsibility to drive safely and remain in control of the vehicle at all times", the manual says.

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