5 November 2016, USA :
Batteries explosion has been talk of the town in the recent weeks, Yesterday Tesla Model S was involved in a crash which killed two people Casey Speckman and Kevin McCarthy.
The Batteries exploded like firecrackers. Witnesses told police they saw the vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. Apparently Casey Speckman lost the control of the car and it slammed into a tress resulting into an accident.
Tesla wrote in a statement that given the state of the crash, it’s highly unlikely that Autopilot had anything to do with the accident. “We are deeply saddened to hear that this accident involved fatalities and have been working with authorities to offer our full cooperation,” a Tesla spokesperson wrote in a statement. “Due to the damaged caused by the collision, the car was physically incapable of transmitting log data to our servers. However, had Autopilot been engaged it would have limited the vehicle’s speed to less than 35 mph on this street, which is inconsistent with witness statements and the damage sustained.”
Tesla has online instructions for firefighters on how to make crash rescues without injuring themselves with the car’s wiring and electronically activated airbags throughout the car. The car maker puts color-coded wiring inside the body of the vehicle, indicating which wires are safe to cut and which could carry a live current from the car’s battery system. AP Image- Electrek