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Elon Musk says Autopilot was not allowed in the Tesla crash in Texas.

Elon Musk says Autopilot was not allowed in the Tesla crash in Texas.

April 21, 2021: -On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that his company’s Autopilot driving systems were not involved in a fatal crash in Spring, Texas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board, the two federal agencies, investigate the crash.

According to their preliminary investigations, local police said in multiple press interviews that nobody was behind the 2019 Tesla Model S wheel when it veered off the road, hit a tree, and burst into flames.

Musk tweeted saying, “Data logs recovered so far show Autopilot was not enabled & this car did not buy FSD. Also, standard Autopilot would need lane lines to turn on, which this street did not have.”

Tesla sells its automated driving systems under the brand monikers Autopilot and Full Self-Driving (FSD). They released a “beta” version of FSD software for the premium FSD option customers, which cost $10,000.

Tesla Autopilot and FSD cannot control electric vehicles in all normal driving circumstances. The manual of the company’s owner caution drivers to use them with “active supervision” only.

Autopilot, which is now standard in Tesla vehicles, does not identify lane markers always; for example, it can mix up sealed cracks in the road or bike lanes with other lane markers.

The drivers can also misuse and abuse the system. Recently, a teen driver demonstrated in a stunt video on social media he shared that he could leave the driver’s seat with his Tesla’s Autopilot system remaining in use.

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