May 16, 2019 / 2:22 PM / 2 months ago

Tesla's Autopilot system was engaged during fatal Florida crash in March - NTSB

WASHINGTON, May 16 (Reuters) - The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday that Tesla’s Autopilot feature was engaged during a fatal March 1 crash of a Model 3, in the latest serious crash reported that involves the driver-assistance system.

The NTSB said the driver engaged Autopilot about 10 seconds before crashing into a semitrailer and did not have his hands on the wheel for nearly eight seconds before the crash. The driver was traveling about 60 miles per hour and neither the system nor the driver made any evasive maneuvers, the agency said. (Reporting by David Shepardson; Editing by Bernadette Baum)

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