Source: ZDNet

 – May 17th, 2019


NTSB continues to investigate the probable cause of the incident with the aim of issuing safety recommendations to prevent similar crashes.

The circumstances leading to the crash share many similarities with the 2016 death of Tesla driver, Joshua Brown, who crashed into the trailer of a truck that was crossing two-lanes on a highway in Florida.

NTSB noted in its final 2017 report into the 2016 crash that the driver was over reliant on Tesla’s Autopilot, which was also engaged when it crashed.

Among seven recommendations it made from the investigation was that “Tesla’s automated vehicle control system was not designed to, and could not, identify the truck crossing the Tesla’s path or recognize the impending crash.”


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