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Autopilot Shouldn’t Be Blamed For Bus Crash In Germany, Says Tesla

Bus veered into car’s lane?

Yet Another Accident for Tesla Self-Driving Cars

An Autopilot  Tesla Motors car crashed with a bus in Northern Germany. The company claims that the crash was inevitable as the bus swerved into the car’s lane. The accident happened in the town of Ratzeburg on Wednesday, claimed the German police.

There weren’t any serious injuries occurred in the accident although the driver was injured slightly. Other than that, all the 29 bus passengers were safe and unhurt. Tesla says that it isn’t autopilot’s fault but it was bus that swerved into the car’s lane.

Car Driver’s Version

After the crash, the car driver told Tesla that he was using the autopilot and it wasn’t the reason why the accident occurred. Although Reuters didn’t confirm what the car driver said to the company and what are the reasons behind accident’s occurrence?

Tesla’s Autopilot Incidents in the Past

Tesla introduced Autopilot cars last October but not as a substitute for actual drivers. It has been under scrutiny since a driver was killed in bus crash in Florida on May 7 while using Tesla’s Model S autopilot car. Ever since then, various crash and collisionshave been reported. But some of the major accidents were also prevented because of autopilot.

The company said it will update and improve its semi-autonomous driving software with more limits on hands-off driving and other enhancements.

Do you think autonomous driving technologyneeds to be worked more upon before it is put to use? Do share your thoughts in our comment section below.

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Abirami Pillai

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A 20 year old passionate geek, never misses a chance to read on internet culture, consumer-facing technology & social media.
Abbie loves to write about early-stage startups, disruptive technology and new Apps in the market, besides that she is a diehard cinephile and logophile.

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