Tesla with autopilot slams into truck stopped at red light in Utah

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"Witnesses indicated the Tesla Model S did not brake prior to impact", the statement said.

Police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said the car's airbags were activated and the vehicle driver suffered a broken ankle but the truck driver didn't require treatment.

Winkler said information gathered during the investigation was the Tesla was southbound on Bangerter Highway, traveling at the posted speed limit of 60 miles per hour when for an unknown reason the driver failed to stop for the red light.

On Friday, the Tesla Model of S sedan, which has a semi-autonomous Autopilot system, smashed as it plowed into a truck which stopped at a Utah traffic light.

Airbags were activated in the crash.


Police in Utah are investigating whether a fast-moving Tesla auto that rear-ended a fire truck on Friday was in autopilot mode.

Schwall, the director of field performance engineering at Tesla, exited the company as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has been investigating multiple crashes involving the electric vehicles, the newspaper reported. There was light rain falling and the roads were reported to have been wet at the time of the collision.

California-based Tesla tells drivers its Autopilot requires them to keep their eyes on the road.

Alphabet's self-driving unit, Waymo, said on Sunday that Matthew Schwall had joined the company from Tesla Inc where he was the electric carmaker's main technical contact with United States safety investigators.

Tesla did not immediately respond to inquiries from The Associated Press.

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