Elon Musk: New Tesla self-driving upgrade could have avoided crash

September 11, 2016 8:29 PM

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Tesla Motors said Sunday that it is going to upgrade its Autopilot semi-self driving system in a way that will make its electric cars more dependent on radar, rather than cameras, and improve its accuracy in being able deal with hazards.

CEO Elon Musk told reporters in a conference call that the improvements likely would have prevented the only fatality attributed to the Autopilot system. In that May accident, an Ohio man driving a Model S on Autopilot in Florida was killed when a truck crossed his path.

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