Another Tesla Model S owner is blaming the car’s self-driving technology for a collision.
According to Arianna Simpson, her Model S was operating in autopilot mode when the car in front of her came to a sudden halt and her car did not slow down automatically like it its designed to do.
“There was a decent amount of space so I figured that the car was going to brake as it is supposed to and didn’t brake immediately,” she told ars technica. “When it became apparent that the car was not slowing down at all, I slammed on the brakes but was probably still going 40 when I collided with the other car,” she said.
Like in the other recent case, where a Model S driver blamed the car’s ‘summon’ feature for crashing into a parked trailer, Tesla says that the vehicle’s records don’t back up Simpson’s story. Tesla says that the logs show that adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking was deactivated when Simpson hit the brake pedal, leading to the crash.
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“Tesla Autopilot is designed to provide a hands-on experience to give drivers more confidence behind the wheel, increase their safety on the road, and make highway driving more enjoyable. Autopilot is by far the most advanced such system on the road, but it does not turn a Tesla into an autonomous vehicle and does not allow the driver to abdicate responsibility,” said the company.
[Source: Ars Technica]