On May 7, 2016, a 40-year-old man named Joshua Brown met a Tesla Model S electric car on a 27A highway near Williston, Florida, in an unfortunate traffic accident with a towed trailer. .After three years, another Tesla owner, 50-year-old Jeremy Beren Banner, who ran a Tesla Model 3 on a Florida highway, the same type of lethal accident.
(Photo from: NHTSA, via TheVerge)
According to official reports, model 3 collided with a trailer that crossed the road and the tragic accident caused the roof to be completely cut.
The investigators found that the two incidents had many similarities – at the time of the incident, both owners turned Tesla's advanced Autopilot autopilot assistive technology.
As described by the Society of Automotive Engineers, Tesla's L2 drive assist combines adaptive cruise control, lane maintenance, auto parking and lane replacement.
Tesla claims that he has one of the safest systems on the road, but the two lives have caused widespread outsiders and claim that the company has overlooked a serious technical error.
It should be noted that model S and model 3 models with fatal accidents are actually equipped with different underlying systems.
Model S, which Brown ran, used technology from the Israeli Mobileye launch, which was later acquired by Intel. The accident was also a reason why Tesla would share it.
Model 3, run by Banner, is equipped with a second generation Autopilot solution developed by Tesla.
Lessons learned from the accident show that even though Tesla claims that the Autopilot technology is sufficiently advanced, it is not enough to handle some extreme unusual conditions.
So far, Tesla's camera-based computer display systems have not been able to identify "white trucks on a bright sky background".
Unfortunately, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) ultimately decided that Brown needed to take responsibility for negligible observations and let Tesla withdraw.
Since the owner set the cruise control to 74 mph 2 minutes before the two cars collided. But before he finally discovered and hit the truck, he actually had at least 7 seconds of reaction time.
Regarding the unfortunate accident that Banner encountered, federal investigators have not yet come to a conclusion. In the preliminary report released on 15 May, the National Safety Safety Board (NTSB) stated
Banner activated Autopilot about 10 seconds before the crash, but 10 seconds before the accident, the vehicle did not detect that the driver had put his hands on the steering wheel, which eventually led to a strike of 68 km / h.