Another Tesla Crash, Autopilot Blamed Again [VIDEO]

Another Tesla Crash, Autopilot Blamed Again [VIDEO]
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Tesla’s Autopilot has been held responsible for many crashes as the company tries to defend itself, saying it was the driver’s fault every time. However, once again a crash has taken place, this time with a Model S, and again Autopilot has been blamed. In the crash, in which a Model S is seen slowly pulling into the parking lot adjacent to a gym, it suddenly accelerates through the gym’s façade.

Owner disappointed with Tesla

According to Electrek, the owner of the Model S was hugely disappointed with the way Tesla responded to the incident. The owner claims that Tesla’s Autopilot system malfunctioned, leading to the incident. Tesla reviewed the car logs and concluded that the driver accidentally pushed the accelerator pedal, leading to the crash.

In this crash, the Model S belonged to the husband of the driver, who narrated the incident in a post that read: “I have owned several Model S Teslas and currently own 1 P85D and 1 P90D. Recently, my wife experienced a near fatal accident when she was slowly parking at her gym. The car violently exploded into full acceleration and could have easily killed people in the gym.”

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The owner also mentioned in the post that he tried to contact Tesla to discuss the issue, but the company wouldn’t even talk to him.

“I am amazed and wildly disappointed by the way Tesla has handled this and their complete unwillingness to even talk to me about it. Of course, they immediately blamed it on the driver and claimed their online computer tells them that,” he said.

Blame the driver or the software?

The post from the owner, regarding the incident and lukewarm response from the EV firm was live for a short duration on the Tesla forum as the moderators quickly removed it, noted Electrek. The mishap left no one injured.

In the past, Tesla owners have complained on several occasions of the car exploding into full acceleration on its own. In June, Electrek reported on another incident, in which a Model X crashed into the side of a building in California.

The driver’s recollection of events at that time was identical to that of the most recent story. He too claimed that while parking the SUV, the car uncontrollably accelerated into the side of the building. Tesla reviewed the car logs and again indicated that driver error led to the crash.

“Tesla’s cars do not accelerate without the driver instructing it to do so,” a spokesperson told Electrek.

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  1. This is exactly like the Audi acceleration incidents 10 years ago with people hitting the accelerator pedal by mistake in a panic moment. My question is why on earth was she in Autopilot mode in the first place? If the driver doesn’t have the skills to be able to forward park their car themselves then they shouldn’t be behind the wheel. Driver error in all respects in this case.

  2. Blame the driver, blame the car. No blame those in charge of driver legislation and training and you will have it right.Blame the driver, especially if they are a women or old. Never blame the guys in charge of driver legislation and training, who set the driver up to fail. They forced this driver to brake an automatic car with only the right foot. They did this knowing they had 0 scientific justification and that right foot braking is too complicated, inefficient and dangerous compared to the simpler and safer left foot braking method. Score to date, 30,000-150,000 dead, millions injured, and billions in costs. So much for Toward Zero Deaths.

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