Tesla reported two fatal accidents involving Model 3 electric cars with Autopilot driver assistance system
Tesla reported that two Model 3 cars with the Autopilot system were involved in a fatal accident.
Here's What We Know
Last summer, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) required all automakers to report accidents involving cars that have advanced driver assistance systems. In almost a year and a half, the service received information on 18 crashes that resulted in fatalities. Almost every accident involved a Tesla vehicle.
According to data released by authorities, the last two accidents involving the Tesla Model 3 occurred in the month before Oct. 15, 2022. Since 2016, NHTSA has investigated nearly 40 crashes involving Elon Musk's electric cars that may have involved driver assistance systems. Nineteen people have died in those crashes. Tesla states that the Autopilot system is not capable of providing full self-driving cars, but only allows them to steer and re-route between lanes.
A few days ago, Tesla Model Y in China "went crazy" and caused the death of two people - the braking system is to blame for the car accident, and the company promises to assist in the investigation that resulted in the deaths of two people. The driver's relative claims that the car's braking system didn't work. Tesla, for its part, claims that the driver did not press the brake pedal. The investigation has not yet been completed.