It is the first known fatality in a Tesla using Autopilot. The National Transportation Safety Board released a preliminary report Tuesday that confirms some details of the May 7 collision, along with a photo that shows the car with its windshield flattened and most of its roof sheared off.
The man killed in a crash while using the autopilot function of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle posted a You Tube video a month before the fatal crash showing the technology saving him from another collision and wrote that he was “very impressed.” “Tessy did great. The man killed in a crash while using the autopilot function of a Tesla Model S electric vehicle posted a You Tube video a month before the fatal crash showing the technology saving him from another collision and wrote that he was “very impressed.” “Tessy did great. (Jim Puzzanghera)The federal agency also included a photo of the big rig, circling an area on the right side of the tractor-trailer that showed the light damage the truck received from the collision.
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