According to the New York Post and other foreign media, on the evening of April 17, a Tesla Model S crashed into a tree and burst into flames on a highway in Texas, USA. Two men were killed on board and the accident left only one frame of the car. It is worth noting that the police found that the vehicle was driverless at the time of the incident.
The incident occurred at about 11:30 pm on the 17th, the report said. At the time of the incident, the car was driving rapidly in the driveway, then crashed into a tree and caught fire. According to reports, the fire lasted about four hours. After the fire was put out, police found two bodies in the car. On the basis of the scene photos, the Tesla has been burned to only one frame.
Local police said the one body was in the front passenger seat and the other one was in the backseat. Reported that the Tesla car has “automatic driving” function. “With the physical evidence at the scene and things of this nature, the location of the body that night and the trajectory of the impact, they were surely that no one was driving in the driver’s seat at the time of the crash,” police said
Police did not disclose much information about the two dead. The report said officials only confirmed that they were 59 and 69 years old, respectively. Local media reported that the relatives of the owner of the car said that on the day of the accident, the owner and friends drove out the car.
Tesla and the U.S. national highway traffic safety administration haven’t yet responded to the incident, Reuters reported.
According to the report, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said it had launched 27 investigations into the Tesla car crash in March this year, of which at least three accidents occurred recently.
Reported that after the recent occurrence of many accidents, Tesla’s semi-automatic driving system has been more and more stringent scrutiny. At the same time, however, Tesla is preparing to introduce a new version of “fully automatic driving” to more car owners. Elon Musk, Tesla’s chief executive, said in January that he expected huge profits from his complete automatic driving software and that he was “very confident that this year the car will be able to drive itself with more reliability than humans.”