WASHINGTON — The Nationwide Transportation Security Board stated Tuesday a Tesla Mannequin S was in Autopilot mode when it struck a hearth truck in Culver Metropolis, California — certainly one of a sequence of crashes the board is investigating involving Tesla’s driver help system.
The protection board stated in paperwork posted Tuesday that the 2014 Mannequin S Autopilot system was engaged constantly for the ultimate 13 minutes 48 seconds of the journey earlier than the car struck a hearth truck parked on I-405 in January 2018.
The motive force stored his palms off the wheel for all however 51 seconds of the ultimate drive section and obtained quite a few alerts to put his palms again on the wheel. Tesla didn’t instantly remark.
The fireplace truck was unoccupied and the motive force was not injured within the incident.
“I used to be having a espresso and a bagel. And all I keep in mind, that truck, after which I simply noticed the growth in my face and that was it,” the person behind the wheel informed the NTSB.
The report says the Tesla was following a car for an…