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Tesla Model X Driver killed in accident with Autopilot engaged

By Faiming_low on 01 Apr 2018

Attached Image 38-year-old Walter Wong was killed when the Tesla Model X he was in crashed into a concrete divider on U.S. Highway 101.

Involving two other cars, the crash happened earlier in the week and Tesla has since confirmed that Autopilot was enabled at the time of the crash.

According to Reuters, Tesla reported that autopilot was engaged with the adaptive cruise control follow-distance set to minimum and in the last few seconds leading up to the fatal impact, many visual and audible hands-on warning instructed the driver to put their hands back on the steering wheel.

Tesla also added that 'the driver had about five seconds and 150 meters of unobstructed view of the concrete divider, but the vehicle logs show that no action was taken'.

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Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



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Beehive3783 Apr 08 2018 11:36 AM
Lol the cockster on the phone? Or Tesla bluffing? Oh well.
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