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Tesla's Autopilot Was On During Fatal Crash, NTSB Says

Law360 (May 16, 2019, 4:31 PM EDT) -- The automatic driving system in a Tesla electric car was active when it crashed into a semitruck trailer in March, killing the Tesla's driver, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Thursday.

According to the report, data from the 2018 Tesla Model 3 involved in the crash shows that the “Autopilot” driver assistance system had been activated 10 seconds before the crash in Delray Beach, Florida. For about eight seconds before the crash, the vehicle did not detect the driver’s hands on the steering wheel, according to the report.

The crash happened shortly after 6 a.m. on March 1...

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