San Mateo man killed in Tesla Model X after car crash at the Highway 101 and Highway 85 connector in Mountain View
According to the news article from bbc.com, a man was killed around 9:27 am after a car crash at the Highway 101 and Highway 85 connector in Mountain View, March 23rd, 2018.
As mentioned, the autopilot was engaged at the time of the accident, stated the officials. Furthermore, the driver had received several visual and one audible hands-on warning earlier in the drive, mentioned the article. Also, the news article added that the driver’s hands were not detected on the wheel for six seconds prior to the collision.
In addition, Tesla’s Autopilot system is not intended to operate independently and as such the driver is meant to have their hands on the wheel at all times, stated the news article.
Moreover, the man who was killed in the collision was identified as a 38-year-old San Mateo man, mentioned in the article
It is unknown at this time if alcohol and or drugs were a factor in this incident.
Several lanes of traffic were blocked as authorities worked to clear the accident and a tow truck was required for the vehicles involved in the accident, as stated by authorities.
In addition, it is unclear how many were injured, but at least one person was transported to a nearby hospital by medical personnel. Authorities have not yet released any information on the injured party at this time.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
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