Mumbai, November 29: Tesla seems to be in the news in China lately, but for all the wrong reasons. This time, a Tesla Model car killed 2 people in Taizhou City, Zhejiang Province. This car crash involving a Tesla comes just a couple of weeks after the Model 3 crash in Chaozhou, which also claimed lives.

According to surveillance footage, the black Model Y was speeding and jumped a signal, hitting two other cars, which in turn hit pedestrians. The Model Y had front end damage and the cars it hit were swept away. Three people were injured, two more died. Tesla driver arrested. Elon Musk is making Tesla’s full self-driving beta available to everyone in this country.

Tesla, owned by Elon Musk, has always been known for its futuristic features and self-driving capabilities. Tesla cars come with a variety of sensors and cameras to offer self-driving technology. However, like any other car or technology, Tesla cars are not above failure. Some even think that the more complex the technology, the higher the chances of more damage in the event of a malfunction.

The exact cause of the Model Y accident in China is still unknown, and the police investigation is ongoing. In the first incident in China, a Tesla Model 3 went berserk and crushed two motorcycles, killing two people and injuring three. In another accident in South Korea in December 2020, a Model X crushed a lawyer to death, the driver said the brakes failed and the car went out of control. Tesla may integrate Dolby Atmos into its electric cars for better sound.

However, these traffic accidents involving Tesla vehicles are sure to make people wary and could damage the image of the Tesla brand, which is highly touted as future-ready, sophisticated and if expensive cars with autonomous driving capabilities.

(This article first appeared on LatestLY on 29 November 2022 at 18:20 IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, visit our website

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