Tesla's advanced driver assistance system, Autopilot, was active when a model 3 powered by a 50-year-old Florida man crashed into a tractor wagon on the side of a tractor on March 1, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a report released on Thursday. The investigators reviewed video and preliminary data and found that neither the driver nor the Autopilot performed elusive maneuvers before they hit the truck.
NTSB issued preliminary report Thursday for the ongoing investigation of the mortal March 1, 2019, the highway near Delray Beach, Florida. The preliminary report is available at; https://t.co/KsUmeOFh2p
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The driver, Jeremy Beren Banner, was killed in the accident. There is at least the fourth deadly crash of a Tesla vehicle involving Autopilot. A Tesla spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Krasj was honest like another who involved a Tesla in 2016 near Gainesville. In that incident, Joshua Brown was killed when his model S collision collided with a semitrailer on a Florida freeway in May 2016, making him the first known fatal accident in a semi-economical car.