A Tesla electric car, which appeared to have no driver, crashed in Texas on Saturday, killing both passengers as it exploded into flames…

According to local authorities, one victim was found in the front passenger seat of a 2019 Model S and the other was in the backseat. The car crashed into a tree after failing to make a corner while travelling at high speed.

“No one was driving the vehicle at the time of impact”, said Constable Mark Herman in an interview with KPRC 2, he added that the matter is still under investigation.

Authorities believe no one else was in the car but whether or not the autopilot was engaged is still being investigated. The fire that burned for four hours, needed 110 000l of water to be extinguished.

 

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On Monday CEO, and product architect of Tesla Elon Musk posted about the safety of Tesla vehicles on Twitter.

Musk shared a report on Twitter, saying that a Tesla with Autopilot engaged is now approaching a 10 times lower chance of an accident than an average vehicle

Musk also denied that the vehicle’s autopilot was turned on at the time of the crash. “Data logs recovered so far show Autopilot was not enabled & this car did not purchase FSD,” tweeted Musk.

 

Investigations into the fatal crash continue.

 

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