A Tesla vehicle accident which caused two deaths and three injuries in Raoping county, Chaozhou, South China’s Guangdong Province remains under investigation, Reuters reported.
On November 5, the accident occurred in the southern province of Guangdong. An unnamed family member of the 55-year-old male driver stated that the driver had issues with the brake pedal when he was about to pull over in front of the family store, as reported by Jimu News. He hit two motorcycles and two bicycles, resulting in two deaths and three injuries.
As best known, the driver was injured but lived.
As is often the case, Tesla claims that car logs reveal that the brake pedal was not pressed during the incident and that the accelerator pedal was pressed for a large period of the event, and warns consumers not to believe “rumours” regarding the incident.
According to CCTV video, the brake lights were not activated in rear pictures of the car, though they appeared to turn on shortly after the incident began, some 23 seconds later.
Tesla replied to the car accident on Sunday, saying that the accident footage and the background information matched and that the local authorities were working on analyzing the incident using data from a third-party agency.
To ascertain the facts surrounding the occurrence, Guangdong police will collaborate with a third-party organization to examine vehicle logs and CCTV footage.
Tesla has previously been accused of having broken brake pedals, notably by a Chinese customer who protested at their booth at the Shanghai Motor Show and claimed that a brake problem caused a collision she had.
There are numerous complaints about Tesla automobiles in the US as well. The company reacted in a blog post by claiming that “there is no ‘unintended acceleration’ in Tesla vehicles.”
Most incidents were found to be the drivers’ fault and were more prevalent among older and inexperienced drivers. While design issues with floor mats or accelerator pedals may have had a part in some cases, it was established that these issues were infrequent.
While it’s too soon to tell whether a technological or human error led to the accident, it’s not good for the company’s overall reputation.