The accident occurred at 11:25 p.m. near the Woodlands in the evening. The car caught fire after drifting towards a tree in a bend.
Officials said two men killed after in self-driving or self-driving mode did not stick to a curve, crashed into a tree and then burst into flames in the Woodlands. Firefighters say they had to contact Tesla to find out how to put out the fire. @ KPRC2
Devin (Clark) April 18, 2021
A spokesman for the local authorities said that the investigation revealed that at the time of the accident, “Nobody drove2019 Tesla Model St. According to the authority, there was one person in the front passenger seat and the back seat of the car, but no one was sitting in the driver’s seat.
Tesla did not comment on the issue.
It wasn’t the first time that anyone had had a similar accident with a Tesla car anyway, the US authorities are currently investigating 27 such cases, three of which have occurred recently.
Incidentally, the truth is Tesla’s FSD clearly tells the driver that his hand is on the steering wheel at all times, even when the autonomous driving function is on.
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