A Tesla Model 3 in China was caught on video smashing into a fake pedestrian in an automatic braking test
September 26, 2020 | technology | No Comments
- A widely shared clip on Twitter appears to show a Tesla Model 3 dramatically failing an automatic braking test in China.
- In the clip, originally posted to the social media site Weibo, a simulated pedestrian on a controlled path is mowed down by the car.
- In the US, AAA has found major flaws with many automakers’ emergency braking software, including Tesla.
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Tesla’s automatic braking apparently wasn’t enough to save a simulated pedestrian in China.
Video from social media site Weibo, posted to Twitter this month, shows a stuffed dummy on a track walking in front of a quickly accelerating Model 3. It doesn’t end well for the inanimate walker.
—Stultus (@StultusVox) September 20, 2020
Jalopnik first spotted the video. Tesla didn’t respond to questions about it.
It’s not clear who organized the event where the clip was taken,