A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 miles per hour apparently without braking before impact, but police say it's unknown if the Autopilot feature was engaged.
People visit a Tesla Model S vehicle during the Auto China 2016.
The 28-year-old female driver from Lehi was transported to a nearby hospital with a broken ankle.
No injuries were reported to the driver of the Unified Fire Authority vehicle.
On Sunday, a spokesperson for the company said that Tesla had not received yet any information from the car's system, so it couldn't comment on the crash. There was light rain during that night and the roads at that location were wet enough to cause an unlikely slippage.
The Autopilot system of Tesla makes use of cameras and computers to regulate the speed, change lanes and automatically stop cars.
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The Palo Alto, Calif. -based company insists that the Autopilot is not a fully autonomous mode, and drivers should keep their hands on the wheel and the eyes on the road at all times.
Waymo, Google's self-driving auto spinoff, confirmed that Matthew Schwall had joined the company.
Schwall, "who was the company's main technical contact with U.S. safety investigators, has left for rival Waymo LLC, according to people familiar the decision", The Wall Street Journal reported on 13 May.
The company confirmed the move earlier reported by the Wall Street Journal, which said Schwall joined Waymo's safety team led by former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Deputy Administrator Ron Medford.
Tesla did not immediately respond to inquiries from The Associated Press. The investigators are looking into the autopilot driving system of Tesla, Model XSUV which rammed on a highway and the driver lost his life on the spot.