Tesla: another accident caused by the Autopilot? A disturbing video…

 Tesla: another accident caused by the Autopilot?  A disturbing video...

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Autopilot is a reality, but the problems that arise from it remain numerous, even if Elon Musk tries to make us believe otherwise. These images recorded by a surveillance camera prove it, unfortunately…

Elon Musk is confident in his Autopilot, but…

On November 24, Elon Musk announced the availability of Autopilot for the Tesla Model S on social networks. Problem, San Francisco cameras captured a few hours after this announcement, a spectacular accident involving a Model S. In the images, the electric car can be seen changing lanes and stopping suddenly, for no apparent reason, in the middle of the highway.

Small bonus, the police report specifies that the vehicle – a Tesla Model S – had the “full self-driving” function activated. An event that Elon Musk could not predict and which therefore took place a few hours after the announcement of the improved Autopilot features on November 24 – Thanksgiving Day in the United States.

Tesla: a new accident that raises several questions

As we explained above, the vehicle suddenly changed lanes before braking just as hard, causing an accordion accident in which eight vehicles collided. The security cameras, which filmed the accident very clearly, show how the car indicates its maneuver with its indicator, and how it stops suddenly without turning to the side.

In all, the accident injured nine, including a two-year-old child, and blocked traffic on the San Francisco Bay Bridge for more than two hours. The crash happened just hours after the beta version of the self-driving feature was announced by the CEO of the US automaker. In addition and according to information from The Intercept, Tesla vehicles cause approximately 70% of traffic accidents involving advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). If we wanted to play the devil’s advocate, we would tell you that electric cars with an advanced autonomous driving system (excluding Tesla) are not yet that widespread.

This isn’t the first time Tesla’s phantom brake has caused problems. As recently as November, the sudden braking of a Model Y caused a fatal accident in which two people were killed and three others were injured. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) officials say they have received more than 700 reports of this “phantom braking”, the cause of which is not yet known. All these problems lead us to ask ourselves several questions. The most important is certainly: are autonomous cars capable of being truly autonomous in a fleet where the majority of vehicles are not?