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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by hostMay-13 5:28 PM 
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Tesla with autopilot crashes into truck at red light

 

A Tesla car which can be driven semi-autonomously - although drivers must keep their hands on the wheel - has crashed into a fire department truck stopped at a red light.

The Model S rear-ended the mechanics truck in Utah in the western US at 60mph, apparently without braking before impact

 

Police said they do not know if the autopilot feature was engaged.

The driver broke their right ankle and the crash on Friday night is under investigation, police in South Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City said.

The crash will be unwelcome news for Tesla owner Elon Musk as federal safety agencies are in the middle of investigating the performance of Tesla's semi-autonomous driving system after two fatal crashes of Teslas on autopilot this year.

During a conference call about the California-based company's record net quarter one loss last week Mr Musk accused journalists of being "irresponsible" for writing about the dangers of autonomous vehicles.

He claimed that "people might actually turn it off and then die" because of the stories about the fatal crashes.

https://news.sky.com/story/tesla-with-autopilot-crashes-into-truck-at-red-light-11370124?dcmp=snt-sf-twitter

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