Tesla's advanced driving aid assistance, Autopilot, was active when a model 3, run by a 50-year-old Florida man crashed into the side of a truck trailer on March 1, mentions the National Transportation Safety Board in a report released on Thursday. Investigators reviewed video and preliminary data and found that neither the driver nor the Autopilot performed evasive maneuvers before they hit the truck.
NTSB issued a preliminary report Thursday for its ongoing investigation of the death, March 1, 2019, highway accident near Delray Beach, Florida. The preliminary report is available at; https://t.co/KsUmeOFh2p
̵1; NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) May 16, 2019
The driver, Jeremy Beren Banner, was killed in the crash. It is at least the fourth fatality in a Tesla vehicle involving autopilot. A Tesla spokesman did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The crash was incredible like another who involved a Tesla in 2016 near Gainesville. In that event, Joshua Brown was killed when his model S then collided with a semi-trailer truck on a Florida highway in May 2016, making him the first known mortality in a semi-economical car.