(RepublicanInformer.com)- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened an investigation into yet another tragic automobile accident that included Tesla’s Autopilot “full self-driving” technology. The tragedy occurred in California.
According to a recent article published in the Wall Street Journal, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has opened a specialized investigation into the deadly California accident that involved a Tesla car and resulted in the deaths of three persons.
The event has been added to a list of automobile collisions that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) believes may be connected to semiautonomous driving capabilities like Tesla’s “full self-driving” Autopilot system. The car involved was identified as a 2022 Tesla Model S.
In recent years, the Tesla Autopilot technology developed by Elon Musk has been implicated in many vehicular mishaps. A Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot was driving when it crashed into a parked vehicle, taking the life of a college student who was 22 years old. While driving at a speed of 65 miles per hour in January of 2018, a Tesla vehicle equipped with the Autopilot technology was involved in a collision with a fire truck.
In 2021, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) initiated a formal inquiry into Tesla’s Autopilot technology after noting that 11 accidents had been attributed to the system since 2018. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than thirty accidents have been attributed to Tesla’s Autopilot technology.
According to the findings of a study carried out not too long ago by MIT, the Full Self-Driving system, which is not truly totally autonomous but is more of an advanced driver aid system (ADAS), may not be all that safe. When employing automatic driving systems, drivers frequently become less attentive, according to a research study that analyzed look data from 290 human-initiated epochs of autopilot disengagement.
Visual behavior patterns change both before and after [Autopilot disengagement] disengagement. Before disengagement, drivers looked less at the road. They focused on areas unrelated to driving compared to their behavior after transitioning from automatic to manual driving. The more significant proportion of looks off the road before switching to manual driving wasn’t compensated for lengthier stares.
Just because you don’t drive an “auto-pilot” car doesn’t mean one can’t run into you.
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