Mar 31, 2018 - Energy & Environment

Tesla was in Autopilot during fatal crash

Tesla said Friday that one of its Model X SUVs that was in a fatal crash earlier this month was in Autopilot mode when it hit a barrier and was subsequently struck by other cars, according to the WSJ.

Why it matters: Automakers and ride-sharing companies are trying to test and prove the safety of semi-autonomous and self-driving cars. These crashes are setbacks in that effort, both in terms of proving the technology and in gaining public trust.

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