Tesla Autopilot Sends Model S Into Concrete Barrier
While the Tesla Autopilot system certainly has a ton of benefits, this flaw might be one of its major downsides. A Model S hit a barrier full-speed earlier this week due to an autopilot misread of the road.
The driver posted images to the Tesla sub-Reddit on Monday with this description:
“I was driving in the left lane of a two lane highway. The car is AP1 (first generation Autopilot) and I’ve never had any problems until today. Autopilot was on and didn’t give me a warning. It misread the road and hit the barrier. After the airbags deployed there was a bunch of smoke and my car rolled to a grinding stop.