NTSB: Man Killed In Tesla Autopilot Crash Ignored Warnings

NTSB: Man Killed In Tesla Autopilot Crash Ignored Warnings

"On Saturday, May 7, 2016, a 2015 Tesla Model S 70D, traveling eastbound on US Highway 27A (US-27A) west of Williston, Florida, struck and passed beneath a refrigerated semitrailer powered by a 2014 Freightliner Cascadia truck-tractor". The luxury electric-car maker has advised drivers to "maintain control and responsibility" for their vehicles even when the autopilot feature is enabled.

The report reveals that during the 37-minute portions of the trip when the driver Joshua Brown was required to have his hands on the driving wheel, he only did so for 25 seconds.

A former Navy Seal who died while using the semi-autonomous driving system on his Tesla Model S sedan did not take hold of the steering wheel despite repeated automated warnings, according to a report by the USA government.

The safety board's next step is to issue a report on the cause of the accident and any recommendations for preventing a re-occurrence.

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The car's cruise control was set at 74 miles per hour before the crash, which was above the speed limit of 65 mph, Reuters reported. That's according to "system performance data" from Tesla, the government said.

Six out of the seven warnings came with a chime sound notification before returning to "Hands Required Detected" for one- to three-second periods, according to the report.

Following the incident, Tesla updated its Autopilot system to temporarily prevent drivers from using the system if they do not respond to audible warning urging them to take control of the auto. Earlier this year, the NHTSA released its own report, which also concluded that Joshua had ignored the manufacturer's warnings to keep his hands on the wheel. The impact killed the Tesla driver, Joshua Brown, who had set the auto to a speed of 74 miles an hour in a zone limited to 65 miles per hour. The report showed no evidence that Brown was watching a video at the time of the crash, as had been rumored previously, USA Today said. Brown made no attempt to apply the brakes or steer his vehicle to avoid the collision before impact with the big-rig, even though the truck should have been visible to him for at least seven seconds.

On a purely legal level, the truck driver would appear to be at fault, as he was crossing the highway at the time. The cause of the crash hasn't been determined.

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