Autopilot sped up before fatal Tesla Model X crash

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The National Transportation Safety Board, in a preliminary report on the March 23 crash, also said that data shows the Model X SUV did not brake or try to steer around the barrier in the three seconds before the crash in Silicon Valley.

The aftermath of the Tesla Model X's fatal crash.

While that claim has been confirmed by a preliminary report released by the NTSB today, it appears that there's more to the story than meets the eye.

The Autopilot system was engaged on four separate occasions during the 32-minute trip, including a continuous operation for the last 18 minutes 55 seconds prior to the crash. In fact, the vehicle had not reminded Huang to do so for 15 minutes before the crash. The driver told authorities the Autopilot was working at the time.

Huang had set the vehicle's cruise control to 75 miles per hour and left Autopilot active for nearly 19 minutes before the crash, according to the new NTSB report. At 4 seconds, the Tesla was no longer following a vehicle. In the minute before the accident, his hands were on the wheel for a total 34 seconds, but not in the last six seconds before he struck a crash attenuator and concrete barrier on US-101 in Mountain View, California, the report said. A second later it accelerated from 62 miles per hour to 70.8 miles per hour "with no pre-crash braking or evasive steering movement detected", the report said.

At 8 seconds before the crash, the Model X was following a lead vehicle at about 65 miles per hour.

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While following a lead vehicle the Tesla began a left steering movement, seven seconds before the crash. The vehicle's emergency braking and evasive steering did not engage. Autopilot was in use when the vehicle hit a stopped fire department truck.

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Walter Huang, the owner of the vehicle who died as a result of the crash, had previously taken his auto into the Tesla dealership, saying his vehicle had a way of veering toward the exact barrier his vehicle hit, ABC7 reported.

According to a Tesla, it opted to withdraw from its party agreement with the NTSB since collaboration with the safety board prevents the public release of safety information until the investigation was finished.

In an update after the accident, Tesla highlighted that the absence of a crash attenuator - a highway safety device created to absorb the impact of a collision - was already damaged when the Model X collided with the concrete barrier.

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