WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said they are sending teams to investigate a fatal crash in Florida on Friday involving a Tesla Inc car and a semi-trailer. FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen at a groundbreaking ceremony of Tesla Shanghai Gigafactory in Shanghai, China January 7, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo The two agencies are investigating several crashes involving the use of Tesla’s driver assistance system Autopilot including a fatal crash in California in March 2018. NHTSA, the auto safety regulator, can demand a recall if it believes a defect poses an unreasonable risk, while the NTSB makes safety recommendations. A spokesman for the U.S. Transportation Department that oversees NHTSA said late on Friday that “NHTSA’s Crash Investigation Division assigned a Special Crash Investigation team to investigate the crash”, while the NTSB said it is … [Read more...] about U.S. safety agencies to investigate fatal Tesla crash in Florida
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Friday March 1, 2019 11:36 PM A federal safety agency is sending a three-member team to investigate a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car and a semitrailer that is strikingly similar to a fatal 2016 crash involving a Tesla Written by The Associated Press DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal crash involving a Tesla (all times local): 10:35 p.m. A federal safety agency is sending a three-member team to investigate a fatal crash involving a Tesla electric car and a semitrailer that is strikingly similar to a fatal 2016 crash involving a Tesla. The National Transportation Safety Board announced Friday night that the team would work in cooperation with local authorities following the Friday morning crash in Delray Beach. A sheriff's report says the tractor-trailer was making a left turn onto a divided highway when the 2018 Tesla Model 3 hit the semi's driver side, tearing off the Tesla's roof as it passed under the trailer. The Tesla's driver, 50-year-old … [Read more...] about The Latest: Safety agency to investigate fatal Tesla wreck
Shawn Hudson stands in his lawyers office after filing a lawsuit against Tesla on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in Orlando, Fla. The lawsuit says the autopilot feature of his Tesla Model S failed to detect a disabled car on a highway, leading to a collision that left him with permanent injuries. (AP Photo/Michael Schneider) A photo from a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board investigation of the May 7, 2016 fatal crash involving the driver of a Tesla Model S sedan and a tractor-trailer near Willitson, Florida. The NTSB report revealed at the time of the crash the Tesla was being operated using some of the vehicle‰Û(TM)s semi-autonomous features including lane-keeping and braking assist. The car was also being driven nine miles an hour above the posted speed limit of 65 mph. (National Transportation Safety Board) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds South Jordan Police Department via AP/File FILE – In this May 11, 2018, file photo, released by the … [Read more...] about Driver sues Tesla over autopilot feature, crash
A pedestrian has died after being struck by a tractor trailer early Friday morning in Lexington, Massachusetts. The crash happened in a middle lane on Interstate 95 north in the area of the service center near Exit 30A (Route 2A). State Police said the victim was transported from the scene with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead. The right two lanes of the highway were closed following the crash, causing delays. Left lanes remained open for travel, as did Exits 30A/B. Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford testified in front of the Senate Judicial Committee about allegations that Ford was sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh in high school. Here are some of the key moments during the hearing. (Published Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018) All lanes have since reopened, but delays were expected to take a while to clear up. The tractor trailer driver did stop following the collision. The crash is under investigation. SEC Charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk With … [Read more...] about Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Tractor Trailer on Interstate 95 in Lexington
When Mangesh Gururaj’s wife left home to pick up their child from math lessons one Sunday earlier this month, she turned on her Tesla Model S and hit “Summon,” a self-parking feature that the electric automaker has promoted as a central step towards driverless cars. But as the $65,000 sedan reversed itself out of the garage, Gururaj said, the car abruptly bashed into a wall, ripping its front end off with a loud crack. The maimed Tesla looked as if it would have kept driving, Gururaj said, if his wife hadn’t hit the brakes. No one was hurt, but Gururaj was rattled: The car had failed disastrously, during the simplest of maneuvers, using one of the most basic features from the self-driving technology he and his family had trusted countless times at higher speeds. “This is just a crash in the garage. You can fix this. But what if we were summoning and there was a child it didn’t see?” said Gururaj, an IT consultant in North Carolina, who bought … [Read more...] about Elon Musk said a Tesla could drive itself across the country by 2018. One just crashed backing out of a garage.