2 dead in Texas Tesla Vehicle crash: On Saturday Night in Texas two men died in a Tesla crash.
It is reported that the passengers were not actually driving the vehicle.
“There was no one in the driver’s seat.” said Sergeant Cinthya Umanzor of the Harris County Constable Precinct 4.
KHOU-TV a Local television station said that the Tesla Model S 2019 was travelling at a high speed, crashed into a tree and burst into flames.
It is reported that firefighters used 145,474 litres of water to suppress the fire from the electric vehicle crash.
This vehicle was using a ‘driver-assistance’ software that offers a certain range of automation this is called the tesla ‘autopilot’ system.
The vehicle requires constant supervision, under this technology.
“Tesla with ‘Autopilot’ engaged now approaching ten times lower chance of accident than average vehicle.” wrote on Twitter following the news, Elon Musk, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the carmaker.
“In the first quarter, we registered one accident for every 4.19 million miles driven in which drivers had ‘Autopilot’ engaged.” According to the company’s vehicle safety report.
“For those driving without ‘Autopilot’ but with our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 2.05 million miles driven.”
“For those driving without Autopilot and without our active safety features, we registered one accident for every 978,000 miles driven.”
“By comparison, Nation Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent data shows that in the United States there is an automobile crash every 484,000 miles.”
2 dead in Texas Tesla Vehicle crash