Tesla crash News

Tesla ‘Operational Limitations’ Cited for ‘Major Role’ in Crash by Safety Board

The chairman of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Tuesday “operational limitations” in the Tesla Model S played a “major role” in a May 2016 crash that killed a driver using the vehicle’s semi-autonomous “Autopilot” system. The …

Tesla Searching for Explanation of Tesla Autopilot Crash

Tesla Motors Inc. told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car’s “Autopilot” system, a person …

Safety Board Finds Automated Tesla Involved in Crash Was Speeding

Federal investigators probing the deadly wreck in Florida of a Tesla car that was using automated driving technology have found that the vehicle was speeding when it hit a truck. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary …

Tesla CEO Musk Defends Reporting Autopilot Fatality 9 Days After Accident

Tesla Motors alerted regulators to a fatality in one of its electric cars in partial self-driving Autopilot mode nine days after it crashed, the company said on Tuesday, defending its decision not to make the accident public before a federal …

High-Speed Tesla Crash Tests Electric Car Safety

A man who stole a Tesla Model S on July 4 in Los Angeles died this week from injuries sustained in a high-speed crash that hurt at least seven other people. Joshua Michael Flot, 26, of Inglewood, California, died on …