America’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is famous worldwide for its exclusive advanced technology cars. The company is also using driverless technology in its cars. But now questions have started to be raised about the safety of Tesla’s driverless cars. In the latest case, a Tesla car crashed in a road accident in the US and two people have died in this accident. However, in this case, the company’s CEO Elon Musk denied that the car used a self-driving system.
According to media reports, Tesla’s driverless car crashed into a tree in the US city of Houston. After which the car caught fire and during this time two people sitting in the car got burnt to death. Officials investigating the case told the media that, during the accident, no one was sitting on the driving seat in the car, one person was sitting next to the driving seat and another person in the back.
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According to local television KHOU-TV, the car that was the victim of the accident was the Tesla Model S of 2019. During this time this car was going at a high speed and suddenly a mode came on the road and the car became uncontrolled and hit a tree. The car caught fire as it hit the tree and before the occupants could get out of the car, they died due to scorching. However, Tesla and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have not commented yet.
Question on technique: Tesla is preparing to launch its updated “full self driving” software. In such a situation, this road accident with driverless car has put the company’s new technology in question. Now the question arises as to how safe driverless cars are for the people. At the same time, the US Auto Safety Agency said that in March it has resumed the investigation of about 27 cases of Tesla vehicle crashes, of which 3 accidents have occurred recently.
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Data logs recovered so far show Autopilot was not enabled & this car did not purchase FSD.
Moreover, the standard Autopilot would require lane lines to turn on, which this street did not have.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) April 19, 2021
What Elon Musk Says: Tesla’s CEO and founder, Elon Musk, responded to a user in this case via social media, stating, “From the data log shown so far, it clearly shows that this car does not have auto-pilot enabled.” Was done and the FSD (full-self-driving) system was not purchased for this car. In addition, standard auto pilots require lane lines to start, which was not on this lane. ”
In the past January, Elon Musk said that “he expects huge profits from his self-driving software,” adding that “I believe this new driverless car will be able to drive with greater reliability for humans.” “