Tuesday July 26, 2016

New Details Released In Fatal Tesla Crash

A new report from the National Transportation Safety Board released today says that the Tesla involved in that fatal crash back in May was traveling at 74mph in a 65mph zone. NTSB investigators say they will continue to collect and analyze the data and say that all aspects of the crash remain under investigation.

Tesla system performance data downloaded from the car indicated that vehicle speed just prior to impact was 74 mph. System performance data also revealed that the driver was operating the car using the advanced driver assistance features Traffic-Aware Cruise Control and Autosteer lane keeping assistance. The car was also equipped with automatic emergency braking that is designed to automatically apply the brakes to reduce the severity of or assist in avoiding frontal collisions.