Another Tesla (TSLA - Get Report) with the company's autopilot feature enabled crashed into a parked tow truck in Moscow on Saturday, re-igniting concerns over the safety and reliability of the electric car company's self-driving software.
Reuters reported that a Tesla Model 3 crashed into a parked tow truck on Moscow's Ring Road while autopilot was active. The owner, Alexei Tretyakov, said the Aug. 10 incident occurred while he was driving at the speed limit with his hands on the wheel.
Tretyakov and his two children escaped the car with only minor injuries, although the car's battery pack caught fire, producing explosions and leaving just the vehicle's metal shell, according to reports.
Tretyakov said he was driving at around 100 km (62 miles) per hour - the speed limit - when the car crashed on its left side into the stationary tow truck that neither he - nor the car's autopilot feature - had apparently noticed.
Russia's RIA state news agency website posted a video showing the car driving in the left-hand lane of Moscow's Ring Road, known as the MKAD, before crashing into a tow truck parked by a safety fence that separates the roadway from oncoming traffic. The car was then engulfed in flames before exploding.
Shares of Tesla were up 0.51% at $235.52 in early trading on Monday.