Autopilot not responsible for Tesla fatality

A second person has lost his life in a Tesla, although it’s been reported the car’s Autopilot software was not engaged at the time of the crash.

The driver lost his life just south of Amsterdam, The Netherlands after his car collided with a tree in Baarn.

In a statement, Tesla said, ‘We can confirm from the car’s logs that Autopilot was not engaged at any time during the drive cycle and that, consistent with the damage that was observed after the vehicle struck the tree, the vehicle was being driven at more than 155 km/h.’

You can watch a video from earlier today featuring footage from the crash site on Reuters here.