At the scene of fatal car Tesla moving in autopilot mode
The national Council for transport safety (NTSB) of the USA has released a preliminary report on the results of the investigation into the fatal accident occurred on 7 may with the participation of Tesla moving in autopilot mode, according to Bloomberg.
From this it follows that Tesla was driving with exceeding the speed limit. So, the car moved with a speed of 119 km/h (74 mph) on a stretch of road where the speed limit is 104,6 km/h (65 mph).
The model S, moving in autopilot mode it collided with a truck in the state of Florida may 7, this year. Driving a Tesla 40-year-old man died. The accident was the first fatal accident involving a car driving in autopilot mode. The truck after the collision received minor injuries.
The NTSB has also published photos of the accident scene. They show that the roof of the Tesla cut. The car slipped under the trailer came off the road about 90 meters and crashed into a support power lines.
The report did not specify what caused the accident, and whether there was some kind of malfunction in the autopilot system of the vehicle. The date of the final report on the investigation of the accident also does not say.