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Elon Musk: Autopilot was turned off in PA Model X rollover

Engadget Engadget 14/07/2016 Mariella Moon
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The driver who crashed his Model X on the Pennsylvania Turnpike earlier this month blamed Tesla's Autopilot for his accident. But according to Elon Musk, onboard vehicle logs showed the car's semi-autonomous mode was switched off when the incident happened. Tesla's CEO revealed that info on Twitter, adding that if Autopilot was on, the accident wouldn't even have occurred.

If you'll recall, the Model X owner told authorities he slammed into a guard rail because of the feature. The cops who investigated the incident, however, said there's wasn't enough evidence to show Autopilot was to blame. Plus, the company asserted from the very start that it had no reason to believe the feature was on during the crash. We reached out to Tesla for more details about its investigation, and we'll update this post when we hear back.

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