Tesla reveals the driver killed in a Model X crash was traveling with Autopilot engaged, received ‘several’ automated warnings before the collision

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  • 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.

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