Friday, July 01, 2016

Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash, U.S. Says - The New York Times

See A Tragic Loss for the full Tesla statement

"The death is a blow to Tesla at a time when the company is pushing to expand its product lineup from expensive electric vehicles to more mainstream models. The company on Thursday declined to say whether the technology or the driver or either were at fault in the accident.

In its news release it said, “Neither autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor-trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied.”

The crash also casts doubt on whether autonomous vehicles in general can consistently make split-second, life-or-death driving decisions on the highway."
Self-Driving Tesla Was Involved in Fatal Crash, U.S. Says - The New York Times
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