Utah Tesla driver had hands off wheel before crash

A traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck stopped at a red light is seen in South Jordan Utah

The driver of the Unified fire vehicle was examined for whiplash-related injuries at the scene but was not taken to the hospital for treatment. The NTSB is also investigating a Tesla Model S crash that left two people dead and another injured in Florida.

"This is consistent with her admission that she was looking at her phone at the time", police said.

Earlier this week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk criticized the media for how they reported on the crash.

According to a statement released South Jordan released Wednesday, Tesla technicians recovered data recorded by the vehicle and they found the driver had repeatedly engaged, canceled and re-engaged the car's Autosteer and Traffic Aware Cruise Control functions.

According to the data gathered by Tesla and released by South Jordan Police, the driver took her hands off the car's steering wheel more than a dozen times, and, on two occasions, her hands were off the wheel for more than a minute.

The driver manually pressed the vehicle brake pedal fractions of a second prior to the crash.

Police said the Tesla driver, a 28-year-old Lehi woman, admitted to using the autopilot feature at the time of the crash.

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The Autopilot system includes visual and audio warnings to drivers when they remove their hands from the wheel. This is the speed the driver selected.

A woman driving a Tesla that crashed into the back of a fire truck in Utah had frequently taken her hands off the wheel while the vehicle was on "Autopilot", including at the time of the crash, Tesla told police.

"When using Autopilot, drivers are continuously reminded of their responsibility to keep their hands on the wheel and maintain control of the vehicle at all times".

South Jordan police said the Tesla report brings the investigation to a conclusion, but also indicated that the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration had "sent an investigation team to Utah to conduct their own review of this incident".

NHTSA's special crash team is different from the agency's Office of Defect Investigation. "Tesla has always been clear that Autopilot doesn't make the vehicle impervious to all accidents".

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