Police Suspect Autopilot Was at Fault in Friday's Tesla Crash in Utah

Doug Field Tesla's senior vice president of engineering is taking a leave of absence at a crucial moment for the company and its first mass-market car the Model 3

Doug Field Tesla's senior vice president of engineering is taking a leave of absence at a crucial moment for the company and its first mass-market car the Model 3

The Tesla driver suffered injury, with his ankle was torn while no treatment was required for the Fire truck driver.

The Tesla Model S was moving at 60 miles per hour when it hit the truck, according to police.

On Sunday, a spokesperson for the company said that Tesla had not received yet any information from the car's system, so it couldn't comment on the crash. Fox 13 reports the driver of the fire truck wasn't injured at all and drove away from the scene in the truck that got hit.

The Tesla's air bags were activated in the crash, South Jordan police Sgt. Samuel Winkler said Saturday. There was light rain during that night and the roads at that location were wet enough to cause an unlikely slippage.

Tesla's Autopilot system uses cameras, radar and computers to keep speed, change lanes and automatically stop vehicles.

Several witnesses said they didn't see the driver hit the brakes before the collision.

Waymo, Google's self-driving auto spinoff, confirmed that Matthew Schwall had joined the company.

Alphabet's self-driving unit, Waymo, said on Sunday that Matthew Schwall had joined the company from Tesla Inc where he was the electric carmaker's main technical contact with USA safety investigators.

This comes at a time when the vehicle maker is grappling with multiple crash investigations, including a "Model X" crash that put it at odds with the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) over its disclosures.

Schwall had been Tesla's director of field performance engineering, according to his LinkedIn page, which said he served as Tesla's primary technical contact with safety regulatory agencies such as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. This is in wake of an incident that happened in March in which a Tesla Model X electric SUV with AutoPilot engaged, crashed on a highway in California, killing the driver.

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