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Tesla admits Autopilot was on during latest Model X accident

Lucas Mearian | July 14, 2016
According to reports,the second accident took place less than two weeks after Tesla revealed its Autopilot feature.

However, Musk told The Wall Street Journal that his company would publish a blog highlighting how drivers should make use of the technology.

Tesla Model X crash 

A section of wooden guard rail similar to the one that the Tesla Model X allegedly veered into Saturday night while its Autopilot was engaged.

In the latest accident, the driver of a Model X claimed he traveling with the Autopilot on at 50mph to 60mph when his Model X suddenly veered into a wooden guard rail, which crushed the right side of the SUV.

The driver of the Model X, who was not injured, posted photos on the Tesla Motors Club website of the damage at the crash scene, and a person self-identifying as a friend of the driver posted details about the accident there as well.

"Both 2 people in car survived. It was late at night, Autopilot did not detect a wood stake on the road, hit more than 20 wood stakes, tire on front passenger side and lights flyed away," the post stated. "His car is completely destroyed. The place he had accident does not have cellphone signal, it is 100 miles from the hotel."

The driver, according to a Wall Street Journal report, was traveling from Seattle to Yellowstone National Park in Montana.


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