Tesla founder Elon Musk on Monday dismisses the accusation that there was a self-driving car in the accident with a Tesla last weekend.
Two people were killed in the process.
According to the data that the company has been able to access so far, the vehicle had not switched on the autopilot, the CEO reports on Twitter.
Musk also reported that the car had not purchased the fully self-driving option.
According to the police's preliminary investigation, it was "almost 99.9 percent certain" that no one was behind the wheel during the accident.
A police spokesperson in Harris County, Texas, said on Monday that according to initial findings, one occupant was in the passenger seat and the other in the backseat when the car left the road and hit a tree.
Stripes on the road
Musk responded by stating that the standard autopilot needs road stripes to function and there were none on this road.
Tesla also always points out that the driver should still have their hands on the wheel and always be ready to take control.
The case is under further investigation, including by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) traffic service.
Police in Texas will collect the data from Tesla on Tuesday with search warrants, a police officer reported to
@ Amart15416132 @WSJ Your research as a private individual is better than professionals @WSJ! Data logs recovered so far show Autopilot was not enabled & this car did not purchase FSD. Moreover, standard Autopilot would require lane lines to turn on, which this street did not have.
Avatar Author lonmusk Moment of places 21: 14 - 19 April 2021