Tesla with Autopilot slams into fire truck stopped at red light


Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact. The Tesla's driver suffered a broken right ankle, and the driver of the Unified Fire Authority mechanic truck did not require treatment, Winkler said.

The national Council for transport safety is investigating an accident involving a auto Telsa Model S. the Accident occurred in the suburbs of salt lake city with cars, presumably working on the self-driving vehicle system. Fox 13 reports the driver of the fire truck wasn't injured at all and drove away from the scene in the truck that got hit.

Investigators are also examining the Autopilot system in that case.

South Jordan police are continuing to investigate the incident but say they likely won't have more information on the crash until next week. When the accident happened, the road was wet due to light raining in the area.

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The Palo Alto, Calif. -based company insists that the Autopilot is not a fully autonomous mode, and drivers should keep their hands on the wheel and the eyes on the road at all times.

Alphabet's self-driving unit, Waymo, said on Sunday that Matthew Schwall had joined the company from Tesla Inc where he was the electric carmaker's main technical contact with U.S. safety investigators.

Tesla did not immediately respond to inquiries from The Associated Press.

This comes at a time when the vehicle maker is grappling with multiple crash investigations, including a "Model X" crash that put it at odds with the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) over its disclosures. The spokesman from NTSB Keith Holloway has said that it is still uncertain if they would be involving with the crash. The investigators are looking into the autopilot driving system of Tesla, Model XSUV which rammed on a highway and the driver lost his life on the spot.