4hw.com.cn: a Tesla (283.76,4.91,1.76%) model s sedan collided with a police car parked on the side of the road at Laguna Beach, California on Tuesday, Reuters said in the morning of Beijing time. The driver told investigators that the Tesla was in the 'autopilot' assisted driving mode at that time.
Tesla has another accident. Autopilot triggered a rear end police car
Tesla's front face was badly damaged and no one was in the hit police car at the time. The driver of Tesla was slightly injured in the accident.
Tesla Motors said in a statement after the accident: 'Tesla has always made it clear that autopilot does not prevent all accidents. "The company said it could not immediately confirm the driver's report that the car was in autonomous mode at the time.
The company's founder and CEO, Elon Musk, has suffered from frequent accidents this year after boasting that the company's electric car is one of the safest in the industry.
Earlier this month, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it would send a team to investigate the crash of a Tesla car in South Jordan, Utah. According to police, a Tesla Model s sedan was traveling at 60 miles (97 kilometers) an hour when it hit a fire truck waiting for a red light. In January, Los Angeles County, California, also had a Tesla Model s car rear end fire truck accident, which was parked on the side of the road.
According to Tesla, its autopilot technology is difficult to identify stationary vehicles. The company's user manual shows that 'traffic detection cruise control technology cannot detect all objects, and may not brake / slow down when encountering a stationary vehicle, especially when the speed exceeds 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, or when the vehicle in front of you changes lanes and the vehicle or object in front becomes stationary. '
In addition, Tesla has had three fatal accidents this year. In March, an apple Engineer (187.9, - 0.68, - 0.36%) died when a Tesla Model x hit a highway guardrail near mountain view, California, and caught fire.
Earlier this month, Tesla had another fatal crash in Florida, when a high-speed 2014 Model S hit a concrete wall and the car caught fire soon after the crash. The accident resulted in two deaths and one injury. At the time of the accident, there were three 18-year-old high school students in the car. One person sitting in the back row was thrown out of the car and then sent to the local hospital for treatment. The passengers and drivers in the front row were killed in the fire after the accident.
A few days later, a Tesla car hit the median of the highway in Switzerland, overturned and caught fire, killing its owner.