Crash movies: Tesla abruptly brakes in 'self driving' mode, causes Bay Bridge pileup

Video clips from visitors surveillance cameras on the San Francisco Bay Bridge on Thanksgiving morning present a white Tesla reportedly in “Full Self-Driving” mode crossing over to the quick lane and abruptly braking, leading to an eight-car pileup.
The movies had been obtained through a California Public Information Act request by The Intercept, an investigative information web site, and had been posted on its website.
The crash resulted in minor accidents to eight adults and a number of other kids and stalled visitors for greater than an hour. The crash is underneath investigation by the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration after the driving force of the Tesla Mannequin S informed authorities that the car was working utilizing the automated-driving system, known as FSD, for “Full Self Driving,” which Tesla homeowners have been beta-testing on public roads. The company informed CNN that it could look into whether or not any of the Tesla’s semi-autonomous options might have malfunctioned.

The crash occurred on the identical day that Elon Musk introduced that the beta-testing of FSD can be expanded from a restricted set of Tesla homeowners to “anybody in North America who requests it.”
Police stated the video proof didn’t conclusively present whether or not the car was being pushed by its human operator or FSD. By the top of final yr, Tesla stated greater than 285,000 homeowners in North America might make use of the function.
The NHTSA has stated that it plans to look at a crash in Ohio additionally involving a Tesla that will have been utilizing the automated-driving system. The company has investigated a complete of 35 crashes that doubtlessly concerned Tesla’s Autopilot highway-driving system. A complete of 19 individuals died within the crashes.

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