U.S. regulators open probe into Tesla crash in Utah

The Tesla's 28-year-old driver suffered a broken right ankle while the driver of the mechanic truck didn't require

According to the results shared by the organization, which is presently carrying out safety tests of the Model 3, the electric vehicle from Tesla Motors has achieved a 'superior rating for front crash prevention'.

The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said on Wednesday that it was sending a team to investigate the crash of a Tesla Inc vehicle last week in Utah that occurred while the auto was in Autopilot mode.

The driver was traveling at 60 miles (97 km) per hour when the Model S smashed into a fire truck stopped at a red light about 20 miles south of Salt Lake City on Friday night, according to police.

"When using Autopilot, drivers are continuously reminded of their responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain control of the vehicle at all times", said a Tesla spokeswoman.

OnePlus 6 with dual rear cameras announced; Know Specifications, Price
Here, we take a look at how the OnePlus 6 compares with the OnePlus 5T , the last flagship in the company's stable. The notch is a lot smaller than what's found on the iPhone X and it can be hidden through software options.

Peyton Manning, Tiger Woods to pair up in golf tourney
Manning also is not the same guy he was in 2009, though this may actually play to the team's favor this time around. Sure, Peyton is retired and Tiger's best days on the golf course are behind him but it's still pretty cool.

John Abraham Joins Nikkhil Adavani's Next Film On Batla House Encounter
Nikkhil Advani made his directorial debut in 2003 with Kal Ho Naa Ho starring Shah Rukh Khan, Saif Ali Khan and Preity Zinta. So he made a decision to rope in John, whose flash of dimples, according to Nikkhil, makes him stand out from the crowd.

"About 1 minute and 22 seconds before the crash, she re-enabled Autosteer and Cruise Control, and then, within seconds, took her hands off the steering wheel again", the police report says.

CEO Elon Musk has criticized the attention surrounding such incidents, arguing that Tesla's vehicles are four times safer than average cars on the road.

AEB is "designed to automatically engage the brakes to reduce the impact of an unavoidable frontal collision with another vehicle" and therefore, drivers should never rely on it to always save them from a crash.

According to the summary released by police, the driver pressed on the brake herself "fractions of a second prior to the crash" and the vehicle had not slowed down from the speed she had set for cruise control. Local law enforcement and technicians from Tesla agreed to cooperate to determine the cause of the accident, and on Wednesday, the South Jordan Police Department published the findings of Tesla's probe into the car's computer, which revealed the car's activities in the minutes leading up to the crash. "She did not touch the steering wheel for the next 80 seconds until the crash happened". Prosecutors in the southern Swiss region of Ticino are investigating last week's death of a German driver whose Tesla caught fire on the highway after what the company said appeared to be a high-speed crash. In an emailed statement to CNBC News, the NHTSA noted that it is deploying a special investigation team to gather information about the accident. "Tesla has always been clear that Autopilot doesn't make the auto impervious to all accidents". Both drivers of the two vehicles sustained minor injuries, based on the police statement. The NTSB had yet to announce whether they will be looking into the Utah crash. The probe marked the federal agency's fourth active investigation into the electric auto maker's vehicles. The rating was somewhat expected because all the three vehicles boast the same active safety features - including Automatic Emergency Braking - powered by the Autopilot system.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Oklahoma woman mauled to death by pack of dachshunds
May 17, 2018 - 18:27
The initial report that a pit bull was among the dogs was inaccurate, he said. "This is just a bad deal all the way around". She added that because of the costs involved, coupled with the circumstances, none of the dogs would be tested for rabies.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Theories behind why some people hear 'yanny' or 'laurel'
May 17, 2018 - 18:26
The clip, posted on Twitter on Tuesday has been retweeted more than 70,000 times, and had received more than 300,000 comments. We've finally cracked the reason some people are hearing different things and what it means about you.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Microsoft Releasing New Xbox Game Controller for Disabled Later This Year
May 17, 2018 - 18:24
Despite this, more than one in three young, disabled gamers told us they feel excluded due to a lack of accessibility. Xbox Adaptive Controller release date - when it is coming out? It's created to be very accessible, says Microsoft.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top 'Roseanne' revival helps ABC stage a comeback in the ratings
May 17, 2018 - 18:24
Kimmel lamented that people would not be able to see a fourth season of ABC's recently-canceled "Quantico". ABC's other comedy veterans, " Fresh Off the Boat " and " Speechless ", will move to Fridays .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Cisco quarterly revenue rises 4.4 pct
May 17, 2018 - 18:22
The stock has a market cap of $218.23 billion, a PE ratio of 21.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.24 and a beta of 1.14. Banque Pictet & Cie Sa increased Ishares Tr (IYR) stake by 5,000 shares to 18,180 valued at $1.47M in 2017Q4. (NASDAQ: CSCO ).

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Unborn baby dies from injuries suffered in Park Slope crash
May 17, 2018 - 18:17
But shortly after the collision, Miles's family said her unborn baby survived the ordeal in a statement released via social media. Ruthie - who was seven months pregnant at the time - was injured in the accident, while Abigail was tragically killed.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale Trims Holdings in Walmart (WMT)
May 17, 2018 - 18:13
General Amer Inc reported 1.92% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). 1832 Asset L P owns 680 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. The funds in our database now have: 1.36 million shares, down from 1.39 million shares in 2017Q3.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Ocado signs partnership agreement with USA giant Kroger
May 17, 2018 - 18:11
Kroger is one of the world's biggest grocery retailers, and a market leader in the USA , with sales in fiscal 2017 of $122bn. Those fees will partly reduce Ocado's future fees from the deal, but should make its initial outlay more affordable.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top USA crude exports average record high 2.566 million b/d in past week
May 17, 2018 - 18:08
The theory of storable commodities predicts that such conditions will lead to higher flat prices and lower calendar spreads. But an agreement between oil-producing countries to restrict supplies has helped push the price back up.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Seattle City Council passes $275 employee tax
May 16, 2018 - 23:12
Amazon's dissatisfaction with Seattle ups the ante for whichever city gets tapped for the company's second headquarters . Former CKE Restaurants CEO Andy Puzder on Amazon's "disappointment" over the passing of Seattle's new head tax .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Iran Sanctions - President Trump's Announcement of US Withdrawal from JCPOA
May 16, 2018 - 23:09
A muted reaction from Iran would paint the U.S.as the aggressor, allowing Iran to more latitude to skirt USA enforcement. Crude oil has zoomed above $71 a barrel, returning to levels not seen since late 2014 and pushing up pump prices.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top ITC Q4 net profit up 10% on year at Rs 2933 crore
May 16, 2018 - 23:07
Earnings before interest, tax, depreciationand amortisation (EBITDA) is likely to surge 9 percent YoY to Rs 4,236 crore. Analysts on average expected a net profit of Rs 2,845 crore, according to Thomson Reuters data.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Match fixing: SAFF wants Al Mirdasi out of W/cup
May 16, 2018 - 23:05
The Saudi Arabian Football Federation says Fahad Al Mirdasi asked for money to help a team win. He was one of five Arab referees chosen to officiate in the 2018 World Cup.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Sorry, Lando Isn't Getting His Own Star Wars Movie Just Yet
May 16, 2018 - 23:05
LUCASFILMWhich Star Wars character is next for the spin-off treatment? Those of you hoping for an Obi-Wan film , don't sweat it. His debut performance as Lando will be in Solo: A Star Wars Story , as he takes on the role made famous by Billy Dee Williams .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Morgan Stanley uses Amazon Alexa to inform customers
May 16, 2018 - 22:57
Take this survey to apply to participate in the developer preview, where you can help us refine the feature. Obvious use cases would be adding multiple "characters" to Skill-based games and experiences.