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 while 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.
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Self-driving system
Issue: Safety; Accuracy/reliability