Tesla car burned badly. Driverless Tesla cars, which have been at the forefront of recent accidents, took lives this time. Authorities reported that no one was in the driver’s seat. Tesla’s vehicle burned down badly. Two people inside died.
Driverless Tesla Car Burned in four hours
According to the news of KPRC broadcasting in Houston Texas, they reported that there was nobody in the driver’s seat. Two people in the vehicle were killed when Tesla hit a tree and exploded. They launched an investigation into the accident that occurred at around 21:00 local time. According to preliminary determinations, Tesla’s battery continued to catch fire again. The teams had to use 30,000 gallons of water for four hours to put out the fire.
In the reports, it is written that the car is driving at high speed and cannot turn. Then he went towards a tree on the roadside. One of those who lost his life was in the front passenger seat of the car. The other was in the back seat. It is not yet clear whether the autopilot driver assistance system of the 2019 model electric Tesla is active.
The autopilot system is under investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. There have been 23 accidents on this subject so far. However, this accident has the distinction of being the first fatal accident without anyone in the driver’s seat. The company previously stated to its customers that the autopilot is not an autonomous driving system. In addition, it is necessary to constantly pay attention to the road during use.
Earlier, Tesla CEO Elon Musk rejected calls from engineers, such as tracking cameras or additional sensors on the steering wheel, as ineffective when a vehicle was on autopilot. In addition, the company, which closed the press unit, refrained from commenting on the fatal accident.