Tesla With Autopilot Slams Into Stopped Truck At 60 miles per hour

Tesla With Autopilot Slams Into Stopped Truck At 60 miles per hour

As for the fire truck and its driver, not much damage was encountered. The female driver suffered a broken ankle and there was extensive damage to the auto, according to police.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for the company said that Tesla had not received yet any information from the car's system, so it couldn't comment on the crash.

The Tesla's air bags were activated in the crash, South Jordan police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said.

There was no indication the Tesla's driver was under the influence of any substance that could have impaired her driving, according to police.

The owner of a Tesla Model S was taken to the hospital after slamming into the back of a fire truck. When the accident happened, the road was wet due to light raining in the area.

The car's Autopilot system comes fitted with computers, cameras and radars to maintain speed, changing lanes and stop vehicles automatically.

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Electric auto maker Tesla's key safety representative Matthew Schwall has quit the company to join rival Waymo owned by Google's parent company Alphabet, the media reported.

This comes at a time when the auto maker is grappling with multiple crash investigations, including a "Model X" crash that put it at odds with the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) over its disclosures.

News of the crash came as a top Tesla official who had been the main technical contact with US safety investigators left the company to join rival Waymo.

At least two more crashes involving Tesla vehicles are being investigated by the NTSB and the National Highway Traffic safety Administration.

There was no immediate response for these inquiries from the Tesla. The investigators are looking into the autopilot driving system of Tesla, Model XSUV which rammed on a highway and the driver lost his life on the spot.

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