WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to determine the cause of a fatal March 2018 Tesla’s auto pilot and crash it in California as well as the issuance of a series of safety violations, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday.
FILE PHOTO: the logo of The company is shown on a Tesla Model X electric car, in Berlin, Germany, on the 13th of November 2019. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
The Dutch safety board is expected to issue its recommendations to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Tesla, a California transportation agency, the sources said.
The NTSB recommendations were made, one after the other Tesla’s auto-pilot to crash and it is planned to repeat some of the meetings. Tesla did not respond to requests for comment. The NTSB and the NHTSA did not leave a gap of 1 hour for the meeting.
There has been mounting concern about the safety of the systems in which you can use to perform the driving tasks for long stretches with little or no human intervention, but it can’t completely replace human drivers.
Tesla drivers will tell you that they are in a position to prevent the steering wheel for long periods of time during the operation of the driver assistance system, an automatic pilot, but the company advises drivers to take their hands off the wheel or your attention.
The NTSB, which is critical in auto-pilot after 2016 to be in a fatal crash in Florida, which is also at the end of September, the system’s design allowed for a driver to disengage from the driving task”, in January 2018, with California in a crash.
The automatic pilot has been engaged in at least three of Tesla’s vehicle involved in fatal U.S. crashes, since in 2016.
Walter Huang, a 38-year-old Apple software engineer, was driving a Tesla Model X in 2018, in Mountain View, Calif., is in the auto-pilot mode is at about a 70-mile-per-hour (113 km / h) when it crashed into a safety barrier is known as a “crash attenuator.”
In September, the NTSB said, California needs to ensure a timely repair of highway and traffic safety equipment. Of california had failed to recover from the shock after the crash, 11 days before the one in which Huang. The attenuator is designed to absorb crash energy for a vehicle up against a concrete median barrier.
Caltrans spokesman Matt Rocco said on Monday the agency to carry out the different steps for the strengthening of the monitoring and tracking of the recovery of the damage caused to the highway infrastructure.” The efforts will be “extensive reporting, and the timely repair of high-priority traffic safety devices.”
The NTSB said that Huang’s hands are not detected on the steering wheel and in the final six seconds before the fatal crash. There was no evidence of braking or evasive action. Huang also reported that on the previous trips, the car is steered away from the motorway, in which its intervention, the NTSB said.
The NTSB said a Huang was with the help of an iPhone, and logs will be restored to a tone of a word-building game that had been active during Huang’s fatal voyage.
The NTSB previously called on the NHTSA to verify vehicle manufacturers, the use of systems such as the auto-pilot to take measures to reduce their use, “to which, the circumstances for which it was designed to do.”
Report by David Shepardson; Editing by Peter Cooney