Tesla S in Autopilot RearEnds Fire Truck on 405 Freeway @65mph

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is considering investigating and accident where a Tesla Model S sedan rear-ended a firetruck on that was parked on the 405 freeway in Culver City, near Los Angeles. The vehicle was in Autopilot mode. The Culver City Fire department announced the even on Twitter, Monday with the hastage #distraceddriving.  The Tesla S was travelling at 65 mph.

Tesla’s statement in response “Autopilot is intended for use only with a fully attentive driver.”

It appears that drivers in accidents who are not paying attention, like to blame Autopilot. Drivers with Tesla models should know that Autopilot a driver assist system under its current version and will sometimes hit trucks…

Formerly Joshua Brown was killed in a Tesla S in Autopilot while driving into big rig truck for which the company received an Edsel Yugo Award, Vote for this year’s Tech CARS Awards.