Tesla driver dies in crash while car is in autopilot mode – IOTW Report

Tesla driver dies in crash while car is in autopilot mode

NYP: WASHINGTON — The first U.S. self-driving car fatality took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car using the vehicle’s “autopilot” automated driving system died in a collision with a truck in Florida, federal officials said Thursday.

The government is investigating the design and performance of Tesla’s system.

Preliminary reports indicate the crash occurred when a tractor-trailer rig made a left turn in front of the Tesla at an intersection of a divided highway where there was no traffic light, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.  read more

8 Comments on Tesla driver dies in crash while car is in autopilot mode

  1. Finally I can interpret properly that logo of yours Tesla.
    I see it as “last (or first) nail in your coffin”. 😉

  2. Let’s not pile on the Tesla yet. For all we know, the driver may have been scheduled to give a deposition on Hillary’s email.

  3. Kind of like a blue screen I guess. Driverless is just one more way to shirk responsibility for your own safety and well being.

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