On Tuesday, the 3rd of September 2019, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) had told that a Tesla Model S vehicle had been in Autopilot mode and the driver’s hands were off the wheel when it crashed on to a fire truck in Culver City, California, remarking the latest of a series of crashes the NTSB had been probing what might have been stemmed of a faulty driver assistance system.
On top of that, according to the documents posted by NTSB safety board on Tuesday (September 3rd), the crashed 2014 Model S Tesla vehicle had been running in an autopilot mode for the final 13 minutes 48 seconds before smashing itself on to a fire truck parked at interstate-405 on January 2018, while the National Transportation Safety Board was expected to issue a detailed statement over the crash’s plausible cause by Wednesday (Sept.
4th). Besides, the documents had also revealed that the driver had kept his hand off the wheel for the last 51 seconds and received a number of alerts to put his hand back on the wheel. Nonetheless, fortunately, the fire truck was not loaded and the Tesla Inc.
driver was able to avert a serious injury despite a direct hit. Meanwhile, NTSB documents showed that the driver was not using his cell phone at the time of the crash, while the man behind the wheel that smashed on to the fire truck told to NTSB as part of the investigation, “I was having a coffee and a bagel. And all I remember, that truck, and then I just saw the boom in my face and that was it. ”