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.
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Student Protesters Take Over Howard University Administration Building

Supported by U.S. Student Protesters Take Over Howard University Administration Building Photo HU Resist, a student group, has called for the resignation of Howard University’s president and the executive committee of the board of trustees. Credit Emily Baumgaertner/The New York Times Hundreds of Howard University students occupied the main administration building for a second day on Friday, crippling operations amid a protest fueled by revelations about the misappropriation of financial aid money.
“We’ll be here as long as it takes to get our demands met,” Juan Demëtrixx, a Howard University student, said on Friday at a morning news conference held by HU Resist, the student group that organized the protest at the historically black university in Washington. “We’ve taken over every floor.”
Members of HU Resist, disgruntled by what they called “administrative negligence,” had already been planning an event to bolster a list of nine demands that they issued on Sunday.
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