On Wednesday a Tesla Model S rear-ended a bus on the German Autobahn. A local police report got picked up by the wires that said autopilot was on during the collision. As the accident gained wide-spread coverage, Tesla had no choice than to respond. Get In Stock Alerts on Twitter for SNES Classic, Switch and More The accident happened near the town of Ratzeburg in Northern Germany. According to the police report, a Tesla Model S rear-ended a Danish bus on the Autobahn A24 to Hamburg. The 29 passenger bus from Denmark was overtaking a truck and when getting back onto the right lane was hit by a Tesla. The 50-year-old Tesla driver stated that he was using autopilot when the crash happened.The driver of the Tesla Model S suffered minor injuries. Nobody else was injured in the crash. The caused damage is estimated to be about 55,000 Euro (~$61,000).The local police report was titled: “Autopilot did not work – collision with bus”. A Tesla spokesperson said on Thursday that the Tesla customer told them the autopilot was on but was unrelated to the accident.”We have spoken to our customer, who confirmed that Autopilot was functioning properly and that his… Read full this story
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