New Details About Fatal Tesla Crash Emerge

July 2, 2016 10:48 AM

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New Details About Fatal Tesla Crash Emerge

The story about the man who died in a crash while driving his Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode on a highway in Florida is all over the news. When the story broke a few days ago, I first assumed it happened this week. I was surprised to learn later that it actually happened on May 7. I do this stuff for a living (sort of) and so I monitor news about Tesla and Elon Musk fairly closely. Until Wednesday, there was not a single report anywhere on the internet about a fatal crash involving a Tesla back in May. Then NHTSA got involved.

At first, details were sketchy. We heard that a tractor trailer was making a left turn at an intersection on a four lane highway with a wide median strip. There were no traffic lights at the intersection. These sorts of road junctions are quite common in Florida and other parts of the country. Wheth...

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