Tesla Model X Crash In Montana Is Yet Another Blamed On Autopilot



This past weekend, a Tesla Model X crashed through a guardrail in Montana while Autopilot mode was on.

While thankfully both the driver and passenger were alright, a separate crash involving a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged ended up being a fatal accident in Florida recently.

Details of Saturday’s Model X crash were posted in the Tesla Motors Club forum:

Both 2 people in the car survived. It was late at night, Autopilot did not detect a wood stake on the road, hit more than 20 wood stakes, tire on front passenger side and lights flew away. The speed limit is 55, he was driving 60 on autopilot. His car is completely destroyed. The place he had the accident does not have cellphone signal, it is 100 miles from the hotel.

Just got more photos from the driver. The car was in autopilot at speeds between 56-60, the car drove off the road hit the guard rail wood posts. I questioned him how can AP drove off the road himself, he said he also want to find out.

At the moment, Tesla has yet to comment on the Model X crash in Montana but obviously the company does not want to see this trend continue and is doing everything in its power to ensure better Autopilot safety moving forward.

Marshall Smith

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