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A fatal accident with a Tesla self-driving car, apparently

A fatal accident with a Tesla self-driving car, apparently

Two men died in Texas in a Tesla car crash in which no one appeared to be behind the wheel, it was reported Sunday. Wall Street Journal And the local TV channel KPRC 2.

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The car was moving at high speed when it collided with a tree on Saturday night and caught fire, according to these media. Authorities only found two people, one in the passenger seat and the other in the back seat.

“The first elements of the investigation, which have yet to be completed, show that no one was behind the wheel,” said Mark Hermann, a Harris County police official. Wall Street Journal.

They did not yet determine on Sunday whether the driver’s seat airbag had inflated and whether the car’s driver assistance system was on at the time of the collision.

Tesla warns on its website that the driving assistance systems it offers do not make the vehicle autonomous and that active driver supervision is still necessary.

But the videos show Tesla regularly with drivers sleeping or without their hands at the wheel for an extended period of time.

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