Tesla chief, Elon Musk lashed out on Twitter recently after media reports about the latest crash involving one of the electric carmaker's vehicles. Musk said that the positive aspects of autonomous vehicles are overlooked and an unfair focus on mishaps is highlighted.
Musk also pointed out that a Tesla crash resulting in a broken ankle is front page news and the 40,000 people who died in US auto accidents alone in past year gets almost no coverage. A Tesla Model S with semi-autonomous Autopilot feature rear-ended a fire department truck at a red signal. The driver of the Model S was allegedly driving at a speed of 97kmph without braking before impact.
Elon Musk tweeted, " It’s super messed up that a Tesla crash resulting in a broken ankle is front page news and the ~40,000 people who died in US auto accidents alone in past year get almost no coverage. What’s actually amazing about this accident is that a Model S hit a fire truck at 60mph and the driver only broke an ankle. An impact at that speed usually results in severe injury or death."
To read full article: http://v.duta.us/mFdG8QAA