Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY | Car data: Utah Tesla driver had hands off wheel before crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah driver turned on the semi-autonomous functions of her Tesla vehicle and then didn’t touch the steering wheel again for 80 seconds before slamming into a firetruck stopped at a red light last week, a summary of data from the car released Wednesday showed. The National Highway Traffic Safety … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Car data: Utah Tesla driver had hands off wheel before crash

SALT LAKE CITY | Mormon church wants 1984 rape case against leader tossed out

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has asked a judge to dismiss a lawsuit accusing leaders of brushing aside rape allegations against a former missionary training center director dating from 1984. Many people who could have testified about what happened in the 1980s have died or have only cloudy memories, leaving the faith … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Mormon church wants 1984 rape case against leader tossed out

SALT LAKE CITY | Clarification: Tesla Crash-Utah story

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story May 14 about the crash of a Tesla electric car, The Associated Press reported that the driver had the vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend. The story should have made clear that the information … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Clarification: Tesla Crash-Utah story

SALT LAKE CITY | Tesla’s Autopilot engaged during Utah crash

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The driver of a Tesla electric car had the vehicle’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode engaged when she slammed into the back of a Utah fire truck over the weekend, in the latest crash involving a car with self-driving features. The 28-year-old driver of the car told police in suburban Salt Lake … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Tesla’s Autopilot engaged during Utah crash

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah | Tesla with Autopilot slams into truck stopped at red light

SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (AP) — A Tesla sedan with a semi-autonomous Autopilot feature has rear-ended a fire department truck at 60 mph (97 kph) apparently without braking before impact, but police say it’s unknown if the Autopilot feature was engaged. The cause of the Friday evening crash, involving a Tesla Model S and a fire … Continue reading SOUTH JORDAN, Utah | Tesla with Autopilot slams into truck stopped at red light