Tesla Telematics Data Leads to Reports on Crashes

March 20, 2020
The National Transportation Safety Board has released its final reports on two fatal crashes involving Tesla vehicles on Autopilot.

March 20, 2020—The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released final reports on two fatal crashes involving Tesla cars on Autopilot, reported Electrek.

The NTSB managed to get a detailed look at crashes involving Tesla cars by using Tesla's telematics data and a video of the movements before the crash.

The safety board determined the truck driver was at fault but that Tesla's Autopilot was a contributing factor. According to the report, the truck driver failed to yield the right of way. Contributing to the crash was the operational design of Tesla’s partial automation system, which permitted disengagement by the driver, and the company’s failure to limit the use of the system to the conditions for which it was designed.

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