On the morning of January 2, Beijing time, according to foreign media reports, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said after the closing of the stock market on New Year's Eve that it planned to investigate the fatal accident of Tesla in Los Angeles on Sunday.
LAPD confirmed, A driver of a black 2016 model s Tesla drove through a red light on Sunday, hitting a 2006 Honda Civic, killing two people on board. Two of the passengers in the Tesla were taken to a nearby hospital, not life-threatening.
The autopilot (the company's advanced driver assistance system) on the Tesla is unclear)Whether it was put into use at the time of the accident, and if so, whether it may cause or aggravate the accident.
The national highway traffic safety administration, which belongs to the U.S. Department of transportation, has the right to issue mandatory vehicle recalls when necessary, generally when the vehicle manufacturer fails to identify and repair the dangerous defects of its vehicles or parts in the vehicle.
In a statement sent to CNBC on Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said: The Tesla Model S sedan in Los Angeles on December 29,2019, collided with another car, and the bureau's special accident investigation project will initiate an investigation into the scene of the accident and the vehicle.
Tesla did not respond to requests for comment.
The NHTSA project has previously launched an investigation into 13 accidents involving Tesla electric vehicles that may use autopilots. The results of 11 of these surveys are still pending as of Tuesday.
The national highway traffic safety administration often cooperates with the National Transportation Safety Commission. The Commission is an independent federal agency that investigates every civil aviation accident in the United States and major accidents involving vehicles on the ground or in water.
On Monday, the committee said it had not begun an investigation into the latest fatal accident at Tesla Motors. The agency does have several ongoing surveys, including those on advanced driving systems such as the Tesla autopilot.
March 23,2018- Transport Safety Committee with Tesla Chief Executive Officer Elon, after Apple engineer Walter Huang died in a traffic accident 。 The engineer is driving a 2017 Tesla Model X vehicle equipped with Tesla's autopilot system. The results of the federal investigation are still pending, but are expected to be released in the first quarter of 2020.
In April 2019, in his speech on the company's autonomy day, musk promised its fans and shareholders:
In 2019, Tesla did not announce its realization