Autopiloted Tesla Rear-Ends Fire Truck

Posted on January 30, 2018
Photo courtesy of Culver City Firefighters via Twitter. 

Photo courtesy of Culver City Firefighters via Twitter.


Two federal safety agencies have opened investigations into why a Tesla Model S — which the driver said was operating in “Autopilot” mode — plowed into a fire truck parked on the side of a Los Angeles-area freeway, according to Reuters and Bloomberg reports.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will conduct separate probes of the Jan. 22 crash, focusing primarily on the performance of the car’s advanced driver-assistance systems and the driver’s actions. The collision occurred while Culver City firefighters were assisting with the cleanup of an earlier crash on the 405 Freeway.

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Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, California operators, driverless cars, limo crashes, Los Angeles, self-driving vehicles, Tesla, Tesla Model S

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