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Tesla blames driver of Model X in fatal Autopilot crash

In a new statement released by Tesla, the carmaker has blamed the driver, Walter Huang, for last month’s fatal crash involving a Tesla Model X in Autopilot mode . During the incident on March 23, 2018, the 38-year-old was killed when his Model X crashed into a freeway divider on Highway 101 near Mountain View, California and proceeded to catch fire. “According to the family, Mr. Huang was well aware that Autopilot was not perfect and, specifically, he told them it was not reliable in that exact location, yet he nonetheless engaged Autopilot at that location,” said Tesla. “The crash happened on a clear day with several hundred feet of visibility ahead, which means that the only way for this accident to have occurred is if Mr. Huang was not paying attention to the road, despite the car providing multiple warnings to do so,” it continued. Previously, Tesla publicised informat...

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