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Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

Tesla Autopilot Was Engaged in 2018 California Crash; Driver's Hands Off Wheel: NTSB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday that a Tesla Model S was in Autopilot mode and the driver’s hands were off the wheel when it struck a fire truck in Culver City, California.

FutureCar Staff 2019-09-04 06:00 PT

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

The NTSB Determines Tesla ‘Autopilot’ Was Engaged Before Fatal Crash in Florida

After a fatal accident in Florida involving a Tesla Model S operating in “Autopilot” mode, the National Highway Safety Board (NHSB) launched an investigation. The preliminary report determined that the driver engaged Autopilot around 10 seconds before crashing.

FutureCar Staff 2019-05-16 15:00 PT

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

NTSB to Investigate Tesla Model S Fire in California

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is sending a technical specialist to oversee Tesla’s examination of a Model S that caught fire while driving in slow moving traffic in Santa Monica, California last Friday, the agency said in a statement Monday.

Eric Walz2018-06-19 13:16 PT

Tesla Model X Veered Toward Highway Divider in Fatal Autopilot Crash

Tesla Model X Veered Toward Highway Divider in Fatal Autopilot Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board issued Thursday its preliminary report for the investigation of the fatal, March 23, 2018, crash of a Tesla on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California.

Jeremy Carlton2018-06-07 11:29 PT

Uber Self-Driving Volvo in Fatal Crash Was Not Programmed to Brake

Uber Self-Driving Volvo in Fatal Crash Was Not Programmed to Brake

The NTSB released its preliminary findings in the investigation involving a self-driving Uber that fatally struck a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona road in March. The initial findings indicate that the vehicle was not programmed to stop.

Eric Walz2018-05-24 12:33 PT

Tesla’s Lack of a Black Box is Making Life Difficult for Investigators

Tesla’s Lack of a Black Box is Making Life Difficult for Investigators

Since all of the data that’s stored on Tesla’s is in a proprietary format, only the automaker can access the information, making it difficult for investigators to get at the root cause of the incident.

Vineeth Joel Patel2018-04-12 10:30 PT