Automatic assisted driving technology has been a relatively popular new technology in recent years, and new technologies also bring new risks. There is also much news about car accidents caused by automatic assisted driving. Recently, one happened in the United States. Tesla Autopilot crash.
A motorcycle driver in Draper, Utah, collided with a Tesla driver using Autopilot on Sunday, killing the motorcyclist at the scene, THE VERGE reported. According to local reports, the incident happened just after 1 a.m.
Sunday, and the motorcycle driver, who has not been identified, was traveling southbound on Interstate 15 near the border of Salt Lake and Utah counties. The Utah Department of Public Safety said the Tesla slammed into the motorcycle from behind, and the motorcycle driver was thrown to the ground and died at the scene.
The Tesla driver who remained at the scene told local officials he did not see the motorcyclist at the time. The local government said the driver was using automated driving assistance when the crash happened.
The crash drew the attention of the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), which reviews crashes involving advanced driver assistance systems (like Tesla’s Autopilot) and Autopilot, and the crash is also listed. On the NHTSA Special Crash Investigation (SCI) list.
The cause of the accident is not yet clear, but according to NHTSA’s previous investigation of 16 accidents involving Tesla owners using auto-assisted driving to crash into stationary emergency vehicles, most of the accidents occurred after dark, and auto-assisted driving did not notice Warning lights, signal lights, cones and illuminated arrow boards. As of July 26, there were 48 accidents on NHTSA’s SCI list, 39 of which were related to Tesla vehicles, and 19 of these 39 accidents were fatal.
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