The system Autopilot has cast several shadows on Tesla in recent months, especially in the United States. Just a few weeks ago, the NHTSA, the organization that deals with safeguarding safety on American roads, opened a preliminary investigation into the giant led by Elon Musk following several cases of accidents potentially related to the automated driving system that the house proposes on its electric. Later, however, Tesla decided to do not proceed with the recall of the indicted electricians, causing NHTSA itself to turn up their noses.
The US organization asked the Palo Alto electrician the reason for this decision: according to NHTSA Tesla he should have recalled the vehicles involved in this investigation so as to be able to make all the necessary updates to the software dedicated to the Autopilot system. In particular, what was found to be anomalous is the low ability of this technology to recognize the oncoming of emergency vehicles: overall, the NHTSA counts 12 cases of accidents involving a Tesla with an Autopilot system inserted and emergency vehicles, starting from the thesis according to which in cases of low light the automated technology would not be able to recognize the flashing lights of these vehicles. Since the law requires auto manufacturers to make recalls if certain safety standards are not met, the NHTSA has decided to go directly to Tesla.
Tesla will have time until November 1st to respond to the letter sent to her by the US organization. Recently, the NHTSA had also rioted to other car manufacturers, asking them to list all the incidents in which an automated driving system has been activated, and then compare them with those connected to Tesla’s Autopilot system. Among the brands involved in this survey are Toyota, Ford, General Motors and Volkswagen, which have been sent requests for collaboration in a sort of comparative campaign.