Tesla Says Crashed Vehicle Had Been on Autopilot Before Fatal Accident

Supported by Business Day Tesla Says Crashed Vehicle Had Been on Autopilot Before Fatal Accident Photo A fiery crash killed a Tesla driver last week in California. Tesla said its Autopilot feature had been turned on before the crash. Credit KTVU, via Associated Press Tesla said on Friday that its semiautonomous Autopilot feature had been turned on before a fiery crash of a Model X sport-utility vehicle that killed the driver last week in California, raising more questions about the safety of the company’s self-driving technology.
This is the second fatal crash in which the Autopilot system had been engaged, including a 2016 crash in Florida that killed a Tesla driver. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded that the Florida crash did not result from a flaw in the system, but the agency found that the system lacked safeguards to prevent its misuse.
Federal investigators are looking into the crash in California, which occurred March 23.
The company said in a sta..