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Tesla Autopilot crash driver ‘was playing video game’

Rescue workers attend the scene where a Tesla electric SUV crashed into a barrier on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View, California, 25 March.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The driver of the Tesla Model X died shortly after the crash An Apple employee who died after his Tesla car hit a concrete barrier was playing a video game at the time of the crash, investigators believe. The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) …

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Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Crash: NTSB

Tesla Autopilot, Distracted Driver Caused Fatal Crash: NTSB

Tesla’s partially automated driving system steered an electric SUV into a concrete barrier on a Silicon Valley freeway because it was operating under conditions it couldn’t handle and because the driver likely was distracted by playing a game on his smartphone, the National Transportation Safety Board has found. The board …

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Tesla Autopilot Crash: US Safety Board to Issue New Recommendations

Tesla Autopilot Crash: US Safety Board to Issue New Recommendations

The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public hearing on Tuesday to establish the probable cause of a fatal March 2018 Tesla Autopilot crash in California and will issue a series of safety recommendations, two people briefed on the matter said on Monday. The safety board is expected to …

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Tesla Driver in Fatal Crash Had Reported Problems Before With ‘Autopilot’ Feature

Tesla Driver in Fatal Crash Had Reported Problems Before With

A Tesla driver killed in a March 2018 crash in California while using the Autopilot driver-assistance system had reported that on prior trips, the car had steered away from the highway, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) disclosed in documents made public Tuesday. Walter Huang, a 38-year-old Apple software engineer, …

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