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Accident video: Tesla suddenly brakes in ‘self-driving’ mode, causing the Bay Bridge to pile up


Video clip from traffic surveillance camera on San Francisco Bay Bridge on Thanksgiving morning shows a white Tesla reported in “Full Autopilot” mode crossing the lane quickly and suddenly brakethe result is a bunch of eight cars.

The videos were obtained as required by the California Public Records Act by intercept, an investigative news site, and was posted on its website.

Collision resulted in minor injuries to eight adults and several children and halted traffic for more than an hour. The accident is being investigated by authorities National Highway Traffic Safety Administration behind the driver Tesla Model S told authorities that the car was operating on an autonomous driving system, known as FSD, for “Full Self-Driving,” which Tesla owners had beta tested on public roads. The agency said CNN that it will look into whether any of Tesla’s semi-autonomous features might malfunction.

The accident happened on the same day Elon Musk announced that FSD’s beta testing will be expanded from a limited set of Tesla owners to “anyone in North America who requests it”.

Police said the video evidence did not conclusively show whether the vehicle was driven by a human operator or an FSD. At the end of last year, Tesla said more than 285,000 owners in North America could use the feature.

The NHTSA have said that they plan to inspect an accident in Ohio also involved a Tesla that may have used an autopilot system. The agency investigated a total of 35 crashes that were likely related to Tesla’s Autopilot highway driving system. A total of 19 people died in the accidents.

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