To understand the causes of a car accident that took place Saturday night in the United States, investigators will have to determine if a person was actually driving the vehicle.
According to the
Wall Street Journal
and local television station
, there was indeed apparently no one behind the wheel when two men died in Texas in a Tesla crash.
The vehicle was traveling at high speed when it crashed into a tree and caught fire, according to these media.
Authorities found only two individuals, one in the passenger seat and the other in the back seat.
"The first elements of the investigation, which is not yet complete, shows that there was no one behind the wheel of the vehicle," Harris County police official Mark Herman told
Wall Street. Newspaper
Police had not yet determined on Sunday whether the driver's seat airbag had deployed and whether the vehicle's driver assistance system was engaged at the time of the collision.
On its website, Tesla warns that driver assistance systems do not make the vehicle autonomous and that active supervision of a driver remains necessary.
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