Video: Self-driving car system nearly crashes Tesla Model 3 into train

Video: Self-driving car system nearly crashes Tesla Model 3 into train


A Tesla Model 3 with Full Self-Driving (FSD) on was almost involved in a fatal accident in Denver, USA.

A video posted on Twitter shows the car starting on the left side as a light rail-style (VLT) train passes by. Fortunately, the driver managed to avoid a collision.

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Apparently, the system did not detect the approach of the train, which sounded the horn to alert the Model 3 driver.

Watch the “near miss” moment:

“This is the scariest miss in the Tesla Full Self-Driving Beta I’ve ever seen. Tesla is trying to turn right in front of a (light rail) train in Denver.”

It is worth mentioning that “Full Autopilot” is in beta and, at the moment, is used by a small group of drivers ready to test the system and ready to intervene in case of failure.

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Tesla autopilot under investigation

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has announced that it is closely investigating two recent fatal accidents involving Tesla vehicles. In the first, recorded in June, a pedestrian was killed by a Model 3 in California. The rest took place in the state of Florida this Wednesday, July 6.

According to Reuters, the Tesla crashed into the back of a trailer parked at a truck stop. Two people inside the car, a 66-year-old driver and a 67-year-old passenger, died.

Currently, the Florida Highway Patrol has announced that the collision occurred due to “unknown causes”. What remains unclear is whether the autopilot system was engaged prior to the crash. NHTSA, which is in contact with Tesla, is working precisely to get to the root of the problem.

In an official statement, regulators say they will strengthen investigations into ‘Tesla Autopilot’. If safety hazards that harm the driver are found, authorities can demand a recall, which, according to NHTSA data, will involve 830,000 vehicles.

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