Federal officials in the United States said Friday they would investigate a horrific Tesla collision in South Florida that injured two people. A Tesla Model 3 is said to have gone off the road and crashed into a tree in South Florida on Monday. The US National Transportation Safety Board has said it will thoroughly investigate new technologies for the Tesla Model 3. The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the functioning of the electric compact automobile as well as a post-accident fire that exploded and destroyed the vehicle.
This isn’t the first time Tesla Automobiles has made the wrong kind of news. Previously, several Tesla cars were involved in accidents that blamed the automaker’s famous Autopilot semi-autonomous driving assistance system. The car’s battery is said to have caught fire in some situations. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has investigated 31 incidents involving cars using partially automated driver assistance technologies over the past five years. Tesla electric automobiles were involved in 25 cases. As a result, US government officials are investigating Tesla’s technology even more thoroughly.
Tesla cars do not use gasoline, which could increase the risk of a major fire in the event of a collision. However, the batteries of electric vehicles from this US EV maker continue to be prone to fire. Tesla has even said that any car, regardless of fuel source, can catch fire in a speeding accident. It’s not clear whether speed had a role in the recent Tesla collision in South Florida.
It is also unclear whether the car’s semi-autonomous driving assistance system was operational at the time of the accident. According to reports, NTSB will submit its preliminary inquiry report in 30 days.