29 Jan '18, 12am

Tesla on autopilot crashes into a fire engine

A Tesla Model S traveling at 65 mph crashed into a stationary fire truck in California last week. The driver of the vehicle, who was reportedly unharmed by the accident, allegedly claimed that the electric car was on Autopilot when the collision happened although authorities would not confirm if the Tesla had indeed been on Autopilot. The firefighters could not be sure if the Tesla had slowed down in the moments before it hit the fire truck, however as there was extensive damage to the car it appears the Model S was moving at a fairly high speed before the collision. In a statement to The Mercury News, Culver City Fire Department battalion chief Ken Powell explained that the accident was quite severe, with the entire front of the Tesla Model S crushed as a result of the impact although the driver of the vehicle was able to walk away from the accident unharmed not requiring...

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