Tesla cleared in fatal collision
Tesla cleared in fatal collision
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Tesla cleared in fatal collision

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Tesla not at fault for a fatal crash some clouds around Teslas technology might be clearing up. In May 2016 a Tesla Model S collided with a tractor trailer. Neither Teslas auto pilot system nor the driver applied the brakes. The driver died as a result of the crash. This was the first fatality in a Tesla Model S to occur while, autopilot was engaged. Tesla's autopilot system enables the car to automatically speed up and slow down based on traffic conditions. Autopilot can steer the car in some circumstances. Autopilot is disabled by default and must be turned on by the owner of the vehicle. After the collision the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened up an investigation on the matter. The U.S. NHTSA released a report that said it had found no defect in the vehicle and would not issue a recall. The National Transportation Safety Board released it's own report on the crash. In it, the NTSB found that Tesla was not at fault for the crash. The NTSB report also said that the driver ignored numerous warnings to maintain control of the vehicle while autopilot was engaged. The NHTSA found the same. Additionally, the NTSB report says the cause of the crash has not been determined. For more information, check out cnet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'll see you online.

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