A few months ago, Tesla released an update for a range of its vehicles that allowed to be an aid in driving, an aid that many users considered as autonomous driving and many were the owners who began to record videos and post them on YouTube demonstrating how the vehicle drove, accelerated and braked without the need for user intervention. Tesla quickly released a statement stating that this update was not autonomous driving, but a driving aid, but people continued to use it until what had to happen happened: a person died in an accident using this function.
Being a controversial issue, and not yet regulated in the United States, the National Traffic Safety Administration in the United States opened an investigation to try to find out who was at fault for this accident, which happened in Florida last year . According to the report made public by this body, the vehicle did not have any defect in its design or in the advanced driving system or driving aid. There were also no mechanical problems with the brakes or any other problem that would have prevented the braking in time. Tesla is already working on what will be fully autonomous driving of your vehicles.
The Tesla driver ended up under a truck, which crossed his path while driving his Tesla S. Recently Tesla released a new update that prevents users from using this feature unattended to the elements that surround its driving, so that if the user does not interact with it, the vehicle stops on the side of the road to avoid this type of problem again. Among the remains of the accident, a tablet was found in which the user was watching a Harry Potter movie, completely neglecting driving, and which was probably the cause of the accident.