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Tesla Model Y crashes into private jet – crash video goes viral

2022-04-24T09:39:17.107Z

Tesla Model Y crashes into private jet – crash video goes viral Created: 04/24/2022, 11:31 am By: Sebastian Oppenheimer In the USA, a Tesla Model Y rammed a private jet costing more than three million euros – apparently the owner used a special function. Spokane - When there is an accident with a Tesla, a technical error - for example in connection with the highly controversial "autopilot" - i



Tesla Model Y crashes into private jet – crash video goes viral

Created: 04/24/2022, 11:31 am

By: Sebastian Oppenheimer

In the USA, a Tesla Model Y rammed a private jet costing more than three million euros – apparently the owner used a special function.

Spokane - When there is an accident with a Tesla, a technical error - for example in connection with the highly controversial "autopilot" - is often suspected.

But that does not necessarily have to be the case.

A Tesla driver recently "parked" her Stromer on an ambulance - she had mixed up the pedals.

Exactly the same mishap happened to a Tesla driver who maneuvered his car onto a huge pile of rocks.

Now it has crashed again with a Tesla: In the US state of Washington, a Model Y rammed an expensive small plane – and in this case too, human error seems to be the main reason for the crash, as reported by 24auto.de.

A Tesla Model Y crashed into a private jet worth millions at a US airport.

© Reddit (u/smiteme)

Tesla Model Y crashes into private jet – crash video goes viral

A video of the incident (below) is now going viral.

According to the Reddit user who posted the curious clip of the crash on the platform, it all happened at an airfield in Spokane, Washington state.

According to the information, the owner of the Tesla Model Y used the so-called “Summon” function (“Summon”).

Tesla Model Y crashes into private jet – Stromer allegedly in “Smart Summon” mode

With the normal "Summon" function, owners can have their vehicles automatically park in and out while outside the car.

According to the Tesla manual, you can move the car over a maximum distance of 12 meters – which, however, can also go wrong.

There's also a "Smart Summon" feature that's still in beta, but it can let a Tesla drive "alone" for a longer distance.

According to Tesla, the function can only be started via the app if the smartphone is no more than six meters away from the car.

There are also beta versions of Tesla's top expansion stage of the "Autopilot" system, the "Full Self Driving" (FSD), which are even tested on public roads - which has been sharply criticized by consumer advocates.

Tesla Model Y crashes into private jet – Didn't the owner intervene?

There are various warnings on Tesla's website about using the "Summon" function.

For example, the user must constantly monitor the vehicle and its surroundings and must be ready at all times to take action in an emergency - which apparently did not happen in this case.

According to the information, the user must keep a button pressed in the app while the car is “driving alone” – if he releases it, the vehicle stops.

Tesla Model Y crashes into private jet – According to the website, “Smart Summon” does not recognize very high objects

Particularly interesting in the case of the plane crash in the "Summon" manual: "The Model Y cannot detect any obstacles that are lower than the bumper, are very narrow or are hanging from the ceiling (e.g. bicycles)." Presumably has the Tesla simply does not notice the "hovering" tail of the aircraft.

According to the Reddit user, the plane is a Cirrus Vision Jet that costs around $3.5 million.

The crash could possibly cost Tesla owners dearly.

Source: merkur

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