Surveillance Footage Shows A ‘Self-Driving” Tesla Cause 8-Car Pileup

FREMONT, CA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV on September 29, 2015 in Fremont, California. After several production delays, Elon Musk officially launched the much anticipated Tesla Model X Crossover SUV. The  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Video footage has emerged from last month’s accident in California where a Tesla was blamed for causing an eight-car pileup.
  • Highway surveillance footage shows the Tesla Model S vehicle changing lanes and abruptly braking in the far-left lane of the San Francisco Bay Bridge, resulting in the crash.
  • The video and new photographs of the crash, obtained by The Intercept confirm witness accounts where the driver told police that he had been using Tesla’s new ‘Full Self-Driving’ feature.

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