PALO ALTO (KCBS) – The National Transportation Safety Board said Tesla is not at fault for a deadly crash involving a vehicle in Autopilot mode.
Last year, former Navy SEAL Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S in Autopilot mode collided with a truck on a Florida highway.READ MORE: Theranos Trial: Tears Flow As Elizabeth Holmes Talks Of Fractured Love Affair With Sunny Balwani
According to the NTSB, Brown did not have his hands on the wheel for – as quoted in the report – “the vast majority of the trip” – despite repeated automated warnings in the car.READ MORE: Man Charged With 4 Felonies In Danville, San Ramon Robbery Crime Spree
No cause for the crash was found in the NTSB’s report.MORE NEWS: Travel Surges At Oakland Airport Over Thanksgiving, Reaches 77.5% Of Pre-Pandemic Level
Tesla has advised drivers to maintain control over their cars even when the Autopilot feature is enabled.