Tesla operating in FSD attempts to drive into passing trains

Occurred: May 2024

A Tesla operating in Full Self-Driving (FSD) mode attempted to drive into two passing trains. 

The incident, which occurred on May 8, 2024, was captured by multiple cameras on the vehicle and showed the Tesla Model 3 driving head-on into a closed level crossing as a train was passing through. The driver then had to take control at the last minute to avoid a collision.

The owner claimed that the incident was the second of its kind in six months to have occurred, and said he was seeking to take legal action over these close calls.

The episodes raised questions about the safety of Tesla's FSD system.

Operator: Craig Doty II
Developer: Tesla
Country: USA
Sector: Automotive
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Driver assistance system; Self-driving system; Computer vision
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Safety
Transparency: Governance