Tesla: Autopilot Was Again Incriminated In A Report After The Study Of 16 Accidents
Jun 16,2022 | Chloe Lacour
INVESTIGATION According to drivers, the autonomous driving system brakes cars on the highway for no reason
For several months, Tesla has been in turmoil. Today, it is the autonomous driving system of its electric vehicles that are singled out, reports Futurism relayed by Capital.
A report by the US Federal Highway Safety Agency (NHTSA) directly implicates Autopilot in 16 accidents. Each time, the cars would have hit people in the emergency lane or emergency vehicles.
Towards a vehicle recall?
According to the report, the Autopilot would have "interrupted control of the vehicle less than a second before impact". A malfunction that could call into question the circulation authorization for Tesla cars. Elon Musk continues for his part to blame the misuse of the system by drivers.
For the CEO of Tesla, the technology would not be in question. For the time being, the malfunctions pointed out by the report do not allow any legal action, but a vehicle recall could take place. Hundreds of drivers have also reported sudden and unexplained braking on the road, Capital also notes.