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Tesla allegedly on autopilot smashes into bright red firetruck in California

25 January 2018, 01:50 | Kristen Gross

Tesla allegedly on autopilot smashes into bright red firetruck in California

A driver of a Tesla was arrested on the Bay Bridge Thursday night

Pic: Getty ImagesTwo vehicles reportedly engaged in self-drive modes - a Tesla Model S and a General Motors Chevy Bolt - have been involved in separate road accidents in California.

At the time of the crash, fire truck was parked across the left emergency lane and carpool lane with emergency vehicles behind it and to its side.

The authorities determined that the vehicle was running on Autopilot prior to the crash, but the occupant did not supervise it.

The GM incident resulted in a collision with a motorbike in San Francisco. The event dates back to December, but has come to light only now. On the contrary, Autopilot now requires that drivers touch the steering wheel every two minutes. They say no one - not even autonomous vehicle drivers - is allowed to be drunk behind the wheel of a auto, no matter how advanced its safety features.

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The US National Transportation Safety Board will investigate an accident involving a Tesla Inc Model S sedan that crashed into a firetruck on a Southern California freeway Monday, the agency said. Amazingly there were no injuries!

The National Transportation Safety Board determined Tuesday that a truck driver's failure to yield the right of way and a auto driver's inattention due to overreliance on vehicle automation are the probable cause of the fatal May 7, 2016, crash near Williston, Florida. Regarding the accident itself, however, the spokesperson said, "Autopilot is intended for use only with a fully attentive driver". Quite a few other drivers have lodged complaints regarding this model of auto undergoing an accident while on Autopilot Mode. Tesla's "autopilot" is not fully autonomous driving, though it can look like it for short stretches and under specific conditions.

A driver who was arrested for alleged drunken driving on Saturday evening told police he wasn't driving because his auto was on autopilot.

The injured motorcyclist, Oscar Nilsson, is a commercial photographer who had previously worked with GM and other vehicle brands on commercial projects. The company's vehicles have no reports of autonomous testing incidents, according to the DMV website. In a post on Twitter, the California Highway Patrol said the auto was eventually towed away and "no it didn't drive itself to the tow yard".

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