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This video shows an 8-car pile-up in a highway tunnel after a Tesla allegedly using autonomous driving stalled

Surveillance footage from the San Francisco Bay Bridge shows a Tesla stalled in a freeway tunnel and 8-Car pileup causesAccording to an article published by Intercept,

Traffic on the highway was disrupted for more than an hour due to the accident that took place on November 24. 9 people injuredIncluding a 2-year-old child. Intercept Have obtained 2 surveillance videos of the incident through a public records request.

At the time of the accident, the driver of the Tesla explained to local police that the car was under the influence of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) fully autonomous driving software and had drifted into the left lane and stopped directly in front of the car. According to the accident report, he was hit by another vehicle. NHTSA and California Department of Transportation spokesperson they haven’t confirmed whether the FSD function was active or not,

video journalist from InterceptKen Klipenstein shows the Tesla pulling into the left lane at its turn signal and coming to a quick stop in front of another car.

On the day of the accident, a witness to the events, Shayna Kelly of San Francisco, testified ktvu Who saw Tesla flipping fast.

“It stopped suddenly,” he explains. ,had nowhere to go then,

FSD is an add-on to Tesla’s Autopilot driver assistance feature that enables the vehicle to automatically change lanes, enter and exit freeways, recognize stop signs and traffic lights, and park. Software is in beta testing phase And yet a licensed driver is required to monitor the system at all times.

A spokesperson for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given this information. business Insider about what The agency has started investigating the accident.,

22, the agency had launched at least 41 investigations into Tesla crashes involving automated features such as automatic emergency braking and Autopilot, or FSD, it reports. cnbc,

associated Press has reported that NHTSA, as part of its investigation into multiple Tesla accidents, is also reviewing a tweet by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in which the billionaire claimed i was planning to update the fsd software To get rid of the steering wheel control feature for some drivers.

Tesla’s FSD software has been criticized in the past. Over the years, beta testers have posted examples of software glitches to YouTube, from ghost braking and wrong-lane attempts to incidents in which the software appeared to fail to recognize pedestrians on the highway.

Last year, the California Department of Motor Vehicles accused Tesla of deceptive marketing practices in advertising Autopilot and FSD. In 2021, a man was arrested after being pulled over for riding in the back seat of his Tesla while using fully autonomous driving.

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