Surprising Dashcam Video Reveals Autopilot Tesla Crashing Into Emergency Automobiles

Based on crash experiences created as a part of the NHTSA investigation, no less than 6 of the accidents inolving emergency autos occurred whereas the emergency autos had their emergency lights on and flashing. This contains the Texas crash which was proven within the footage obtained by the Wall Avenue Journal.

Based mostly on the dashcam footage from the Tesla automobile, autonomous automobile specialists have speculated that, as a consequence of a mixture of diminished visibility attributable to the emergency lights and hazy circumstances and the Autopilot system’s personal incapability to acknowledge objects exterior of lanes as automobiles, the Tesla automobile might not have been capable of parse the truth that there was an parked emergency automobile in its manner.

A serious contributor to the Texas crash was the truth that, based on police experiences filed afterward, the motive force of the Tesla automobile was intoxicated. Based mostly on the motive force’s dashcam footage, they have been driving for no less than an hour, repeatedly eradicating their fingers from the wheel whereas the Autopilot system was engaged. The Autopilot repeatedly reminded the motive force to place their fingers again on the wheel, which they did, however they’d all the time be eliminated shortly after.

Neither Tesla nor NHTSA have publicly commented on the crashes or ongoing investigation. The officers injured within the Texas crash have filed a lawsuit towards Tesla for the incident, which Tesla has alleged is the fault of the intoxicated driver.