The US government’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it has recorded 11 cases since January 2018 of Tesla electric vehicles colliding with ambulances or parked firefighters at the scene. She added that one person was killed in the accidents and 17 others were injured AP . Agency.
The investigation is aimed at a Tesla with the designation Model Y, X, S and 3, the automaker’s entire model line from 2014 to 2021. NHTSA estimates there are a total of 765,000 vehicles in the United States. The regulator announced that on its website on Monday, Tesla shares closed with a 4.32 percent loss.
The investigation shows that the current US administration, led by President Joe Biden, will be more strict on the safety of self-driving cars than its predecessors. Tesla representatives did not comment on Monday’s decision.
Tesla car accidents have also been investigated in the USA since 2016 by the National Independent Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).
He noted that “autopilot” could only be used in specific locations and that the automaker would improve systems that check that the driver is adequately supervising them. However, the NTSB, unlike the NHTSA, has no enforcement powers.
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NHTSA investigated Tesla’s self-management system early in 2017, but took no concrete action. The controller can order problem cars to be recalled and also set restrictions on how, when and where the autopilot can be used. This could hurt Tesla in competition with other automakers.
According to the NHTSA, most of the 11 crashes investigated with ambulances or firefighters occurred after dark. The bureau wants to test technologies used to “monitor, assist and enforce driver participation”.
Tesla chief Elon Musk said on Twitter in July that the car’s camera system would soon be able to respond to “indicative signs, hazards, ambulances or police signals, and hand gestures.”
The autopilot problem with a parked car with beacons was acknowledged in February of this year by Tesla’s head of self-driving technologies, Andre Karpathi. “This is an example of a new mission that we want to know more about,” Reuters quoted Reuters as saying.
NHTSA will investigate a total of 31 Tesla electric car accidents, which occurred during the alleged use of autopilot assistance since 2016. 10 people have died in them. According to the regulator, “there are no commercially available automated vehicles capable of self-driving” and drivers must use the assistance responsibly.
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