KTVU via Associated Press
» Top New Products
Loading the page...
- A Tesla Model X destroyed in a fiery crash that also killed the driver had been operating on Autopilot moments before the collision, Tesla announced on Friday night, citing information collected from vehicle logs.
- The company said the driver had set a distance-control feature that determines how much space the Model X keeps between itself and other vehicles to the “minimum” setting.
- Tesla also asserts that the driver had received “several visual and one audible hands-on warning,” and their hands were not detected on the wheel “six seconds prior to the collision.”
Tesla revealed new information about a collision involving a Model X, in which the driver of the electric SUV was killed last week.
The company said in a blog post on Friday night that the Model X had been operating on Autopilot, its semi-autonomous driving system, before the crash, according to data obtained from onboard vehicle logs. The driver had also set a distance-control feature that determines how much space the Model X keeps between itself and other vehicles to the “minimum” setting, the company said.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
NOW WATCH: Here’s how to handle turbulent markets
- Judge refuses to dismiss a shareholder class-action suit against Elon Musk and Tesla’s board
- A Tesla Model X caught on fire after crashing into a highway barrier — and Tesla has a theory about why the crash was so bad
- New safety questions emerge after the fatal Uber crash in Arizona