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Published on May 13th, 2016 | by Subhash Nair

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Man Claims His Tesla Crashed Itself When After Leaving the Vehicle

With self-driving cars comes self-crashing cars apparently. A proud owner of a Tesla Model S recently reported that his vehicle crashed after Parking and turning it off at the side of the road.

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Tesla’s investigation seems to conclude that it was his fault, but he’s not happy with the decision. Watch the full report here:



 

Here’s Tesla’s response:

“Safety is a top priority at Tesla, and we remain committed to ensuring our cars are among the absolute safest vehicles on today’s roads. It is paramount that our customers also exercise safe behavior when using our vehicles – including remaining alert and present when using the car’s autonomous features, which can significantly improve our customers’ overall safety as well as enhance their driving experience.

“Summon, when used properly, allows Tesla owners to park in narrow spaces that would otherwise have been very difficult or impossible to access. While Summon is currently in beta, each Tesla owner must agree to the following terms on their touch screen before the feature is enabled:

“This feature will park Model S while the driver is outside the vehicle. Please note that the vehicle may not detect certain obstacles, including those that are very narrow (e.g., bikes), lower than the fascia, or hanging from the ceiling. As such, Summon requires that you continually monitor your vehicle’s movement and surroundings while it is in progress and that you remain prepared to stop the vehicle at any time using your key fob or mobile app or by pressing any door handle. You must maintain control and responsibility for your vehicle when using this feature and should only use it on private property.”

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