Recently, the news of Tesla's runaway acceleration has been reported repeatedly. Today,Tao Lin, vice president of Tesla's foreign affairs, forwarded the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation report on Tesla's runaway acceleration on Weibo,All 246 cases were caused by stepping on the wrong pedal.
NHTSA also said Tesla's manufacturing did not increase the possibility of drivers stepping on the wrong pedal.This basically means that any acceleration that causes a crash is caused by the driver's misoperation.
On January 4, a Tesla Model 3 in Linyi, Shandong Province, ran out of control and crashed into a bathroom. The owner said he couldn't press the brake when he lost control.
On the 6th, Tesla's official response said,When the vehicle turns sharply, the speed is too fast and the road is wet and slippery, which eventually leads to the accident. There is no abnormality during the driving process of the vehicle until the accident occurs. At present, we are cooperating with the driver to repair the vehicle.
Tesla said that after the analysis of the data and the scene, the driver suddenly made a big turn while pressing the brake pedal. Due to the water accumulation on the road, the vehicle turned too fast and the road was wet, which eventually caused the accident.
After the driver presses the brake pedal, the vehicle speed decreases and the ABS function starts to work normally. There is no abnormality during the driving process until the accident. We are working with the driver to repair the vehicle.
On January 1, Ms. liang of Shanghai Automobile Co., Ltd. disclosed that when driving Tesla Model 3 on December 30, the car lost control for 20 minutes. During this period, Ms. Liang photographed Tesla's 21 second out of control state. After her foot left the pedal, the car still accelerated on its own.
Ms. Liang said that Tesla after-sales admitted that it was out of control in 21 seconds, but denied that it was out of control before and after that. The reason for out of control is that the external environment temperature is too low, followed by the car in the downhill. The 21 second runaway acceleration is an accident and does not mean that there is a problem with the vehicle.
Tesla then responded that,After the analysis of background data and the investigation of this section, it is confirmed that the video section is a downhill, and the vehicle accelerates due to the gravity potential energy。