Tesla bursts into flames after fatal crash in Switzerland

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A Tesla Model S that crashed into a stopped fire truck was operating in autopilot mode, Utah police said.

"In the wake of this violent impact, the lithium ion batteries could have provoked a process known as "thermal runaway", that is, a rapid and unstoppable increase in temperature", said Bellinzona police in a Facebook post on Monday.

A photo released by the South Jordan Police Department shows a traffic collision involving a Tesla Model S sedan with a Fire Department mechanic truck. The vehicle appeared not to brake before impact, police said.

Tesla's stock price slipped Monday following another autopilot crash, this time in Utah, which the NTSB said it would investigate alongside its other now open investigation into the fatal crash of a Model X in California in March.

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"What's actually awesome about this accident is that a Model S hit a fire truck at 60 miles per hour and the driver only broke an ankle", Musk tweeted. The driver of the fire truck suffered whiplash and was not taken to a hospital. "An impact at that speed usually results in severe injury or death".

Meanwhile, Tesla is being investigated by the transport safety authorities for a crash, during which, the driver said, the Autopilot feature was on.

Last week, the NTSB opened a probe into an incident in which a Model S caught fire after crashing into a wall in Florida. Two people died in that incident, although the NTSB does not believe that Tesla's semi-autonomous system was to blame.

A 48-year-German driver died on Thursday when his auto hit a barrier on a motorway in the canton of Ticino, southern Switzerland. This past March, the agency opened an investigation after a Mountain View, California man crashed into a highway barrier and the vehicle burst into flames.

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In April, Musk was asked by "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, "what's the objective of having autopilot if you still have to put your hands on the wheel?"

In a world in which Elon Musk found himself with increasingly fewer friends, one thing was certain: Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, always eager for that lead left spot in the next Tesla convertible, would stick with Tesla and Musk through thick and thin, no matter what.

"The system worked as described, which is that it's a hands-on system".

Back in March, an Uber in self-driving mode hit and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona.

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"As a reminder for drivers of semi-autonomous vehicles, it is the driver's responsibility to stay alert, drive safely, and be in control of the vehicle at all times", Winkler added.

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