Tesla Model Y collides with two cars in Taizhou, kills two
Occurred: November 2022
A Tesla Model Y ran through a traffic light in Taizhou, China, before crashing into two other cars and resulting in the deaths of two people and injury to another. Local CCTV footage shows an apparently out-of-control Tesla speeding through an intersection prior to the accident before smashing into two cars.
Two weeks before, a similar accident took place in Chaozhou, Guangdong province, in which a teenager and motorcyclist were killed and three others injured after an alleged brake malfunction.
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Driver assistance system
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Safety
Transparency: Black box
Published: April 2023