In March this year, a Tesla Model Y in Tianjin had a traffic accident. The owner collided with a man riding a bicycle crossing the road at a speed of 84km/h on a road with a speed limit of 70km/h, resulting in the death of the other party. Both are therefore equally responsible.
According to media reports, a few days ago, the owner of the car has formally sued Tesla. The owner of the car said that the traffic police found that the driving recorder was invalid and did not record the accident process. In addition, the car accident warning and emergency avoidance functions advertised by Tesla were not activated. For this accident, Tesla should bear some responsibility.
According to the report, in February this year, the vehicle failed due to the reversing image, and the owner sent the car to the official designated maintenance point for repair. It is not clear whether the emergency avoidance and car accident warning functions were caused by the repair of the car, or whether it was broken before the repair. Tesla’s request for background data was rejected by the other party with “private data cannot be provided”.
At present, the owner of the Tesla Model Y has filed a lawsuit on the grounds that the vehicle has a serious lack of functions and does not meet the delivery standards, demanding that Tesla refund and return the car, hoping that Tesla can provide data.
According to the Model Y owner’s manual on Tesla’s official website, Model Y supports collision avoidance assistance functions, including forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and obstacle-sensing speed limit.
The manual mentions that Model Y can monitor whether there are objects such as vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles or pedestrians in the area ahead. In situations where a collision is likely to occur without immediate corrective action, Forward Collision Warning is used to chime and flag the vehicle ahead in red on the touchscreen.
If immediate action is not taken when Model Y issues forward collision warning, Automatic Emergency Braking (if enabled) may automatically apply the brakes if a collision is imminent.
Forward Collision Warning only works when driving between approximately 3 mph (5 km/h) and 124 mph (200 km/h).
The cameras and sensors associated with Forward Collision Warning (if equipped) are used to monitor an area within the driving lane of approximately 525 feet (160 meters) (maximum). Road conditions and weather conditions may adversely affect the area that Forward Collision Warning can monitor .
The Model Y, on the other hand, only works when the driving speed is roughly between 3 mph (5 km/h) and 124 mph (200 km/h).
At the same time, Tesla emphasized that when the steering wheel is turned sharply, the brake pedal is pressed and released when the automatic emergency braking is applied, the vehicle, motorcycle, etc. In the case of bicycles or pedestrians, automatic emergency braking will not apply the brakes or stop applying the brakes.
At present, it is not clear the specific cause of the Tianjin Tesla owner’s accident. At the same time, whether there is a direct relationship between the lack of car accident warning function and emergency avoidance function and the car accident needs to be identified by a third party.
I would like to remind all car owners that regardless of whether the car has a safety driving assistance function or not, you still need to drive in a standardized manner on the road. Do not speed or distract yourself, so as to avoid unnecessary losses.