Tesla Model Y FSD Beta crash

November 2021

The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has reported the first crash of a Tesla using the company’s Full Self-Driving (FSD) beta software.

The crash took place on November 3 in Brea, California, and whilst nobody was injured, the vehicle was reputedly 'severly damaged'.

Tesla’s FSD Beta testing programme has resulted in significant criticism with the company rolling out multiple updates as a result of reported bugs, a recall, and its decision to stifle untrained test drivers with NDAs.

Operator: Tesla
Developer:
Tesla
Country:
USA
Sector:
Automotive
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Full-self driving (FSD)
Issue:
Safety; Accuracy/reliability
Opacity: Legal - NDA