– Tesla races out of control through the city – two dead and a big question
Two people were killed and three injured in a fatal electric car ride in China. The driver apparently claims that the brakes were faulty. Tesla sees the case differently.
After a serious traffic accident involving a Tesla in the Chinese province of Guangdong, police are investigating the cause. A motorcyclist and a student died and three people were injured in the incident. Earlier, a motorist lost control of his Tesla Model Y car. Now the question arises: software error or human error?
“Jimu News” released a composite video from security cameras showing part of the odyssey through the city of Chaozhou. At first the driver seems to want to park the car, but then turns back onto the road. The car first drives slowly, then faster and faster, knocks over the cyclist and collides with an oncoming vehicle. The Tesla goes off the road and crashes into the front of the store. After 2.6 kilometers, the fateful journey ends. 1.4 kilometers from that the car should be noisy Cnevpost was traveling with a flat left front tire.
The 55-year-old driver survived the accident with injuries. An alleged family member wrote on the Weibo short message service that he had problems with the brake pedal when he wanted to park in front of his shop. Even pressing the P button did not stop the car. Tesla is once again facing allegations of brake failure and errors in the semi-automatic Autopilot system. Elon Musk’s group responded quickly — and denied the allegations.
Tesla: The brake pedal was never depressed
According to the American automaker, vehicle data shows that the brake pedal was never depressed during the odyssey. This is unlike the gas pedal. “Police are currently looking for a third party reviewer to find out the truth about this accident. We will actively provide all necessary support,” Tesla said Reuters WITH.
According to Cnevpost, the alleged relative wrote on Weibo that her relative used to be a truck driver and was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Tesla’s version disputed it. “Who the hell would step on the wrong pedal for 1.6 miles?”
Out of anger, the woman climbed onto the Tesla
China is the second largest market for electric car manufacturers. As early as 2021, there was an unsolved case in Shanghai where a man with a Tesla caused a major rear-end collision. He stated that he wanted to brake, but the car accelerated instead. His daughter then climbed onto the Tesla display at the Shanghai Auto Show and screamed that the car’s brakes weren’t working. Her T-shirt read ‘brake failure’.
In Europe, a fatal Tesla accident occurred in Paris at the end of 2021. A taxi driver sped down the street in a Model 3, lost control of his car, killing one person and injuring 20 others. His lawyer said the brake pedal was locked. Tesla said it found no evidence of technical problems.
In January 2021, the US Department of Transportation discovered this while investigating similar cases in the United States there is no indication that the Teslas are accelerating undesirably. Rather, the authority saw improper use of the pedals as the cause of the accidents.
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