Two died later Electric Tesla vehicle Local officials believe I was driving without anyone at the wheel, Crashed into a tree Saturday night north of Houston, Texas.
One of the men Front passenger seat The other was in the back seat TeslaHarris County Pressing 4 Sheriff Mark Herman said in a phone interview. The car crashed into a tree after speeding and was unable to make a turn.
The condition of the victims, reports and other physical evidence indicate it “No one was driving at the time of the accident”Herman said. “It’s still under investigation.”
Herman coordinates his office with federal officials, not to mention the fact that he has no idea if there is an automated pilot function. The fire, which lasted four hours, required 30,000 gallons (113,562 liters) of water.
Tesla did not respond to a request for comment on the case. Shares of the company fell 4.4 percent to $ 707.34 in New York at 9:43 am.
Federal officials have criticized the fire hazards associated with Tesla’s car battery packs and are not enough to prevent drivers from improperly using its driver assistance feature.
At a hearing last year, the chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board said it was “time to stop allowing drivers of somewhat automatic vehicles to pretend to be non-driving cars.”
NDSP, which investigated several of theseThe previous Tesla crashed, Spokesman Chris O’Neill said he did not plan to launch a new investigation into the latest incident.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, Protects the safety record of your company’s vehicles. He shared a statement on Twitter this week that Tesla, with its enabled auto-pilot, is now approaching “10 times less” chance of an accident than the average vehicle.