Tesla find themself in a bit of mess as their vehicles equipped with Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) is crashing and creating a huge problem for NHTSA. Investigations is under way and will lead to strict polices.
- More than 500 vehicles with ADAS crashed since June 2021.
- Tesla’s vehicles were among the most that crashed with ADAS.
- NHTSA will take further action against Tesla.
- NHTSA will enhance the safety evaluation test for the vehicle.
Tesla and many other automobile companies like Honda are adding advanced driving assistance to their vehicles. Companies adding driver assistance as a way to improve safety by handling different manoeuvres.
Since June 2021, Automakers and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported more than 500 crashes. NHTSA issued an order to all the companies developing advanced driving assistance to evaluate their system.
According to reports, More than 273 Tesla crashed since July which involve advanced driving assistance systems. It is a big concern for Tesla and other companies as tech is not doing the work intended.
NHTSA has started the investigation to evaluate the performance of these advanced driving assistance systems of each car maker.
Democratic Senator Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal wrote in a letter to NHTSA that they need to shed some light on this data. Just publicly announcing these data is not enough of an action to take and want NHTSA to take further action said, Senators.
Tesla promotes their advanced driving assistance as “Full Self Driving” which creates a lot of confusion about the capabilities of the vehicles. Tesla collects a lot of data and can be over-representation in front of NHTSA.
Tesla has not responded since the data is out in public.
Honda said they haven’t found any defects in their advanced driving assistance. Honda also said most of their vehicle’s crashes are based on unverified customer statements, to full fill the NHTSA criteria of 24 hours deadline.
NHTSA has scrutinized the autopilot claims. NHTSA is going to upgrade its probe into 830,000-tesla vehicles with the system.
According to reports, NHTSA has opened more than 30 special crash investigations involving tesla vehicle’s Advanced Driving assistance System. A total of 14 crash death are reported out of those 30 or so investigations.