Crazy @Tesla video from a week ago. Just saw it on Reddit.
Driver was trying to park the car and then things went awry.
Parking button didn’t work.
Breaks didn’t work.
It just kept on accelerating.
Two people including a high school girl dead. pic.twitter.com/GTwVs7QOg6
— Ravi Handa (@ravihanda) November 13, 2022
In CCTV footage captured from the spot, the Model Y can be seen slowing down for a parking manoeuvre before suddenly picking up pace and flying down the street. The car can be seen nearly missing several pedestrians and vehicles before hitting a cyclist and crashing into a three-wheeler and building. As per reports, a motorcyclist and a high school girl were killed in the accident.
The driver has alleged that the brakes of the Model Y were unresponsive at the time and the police in China are investigating the matter. Meanwhile, as per a Reuters report, Tesla claims that its data shows that no brake input was recorded during the accident. Police are currently seeking a third-party appraisal of the accident and the matter is under investigation.
Should EVs have provisions for a manual override if faced with such a situation? What are your thoughts, tell us in the comments.