Investigators say Tesla Autopilot sped up before fatal Model X crash

Investigators say Tesla Autopilot sped up before fatal Model X crashFederal investigators said Thursday that a Tesla Model X traveling on Autopilot in California sped up before crashing into an highway barrier, killing its driver and striking two other cars. A preliminary report was made available by the National Transportation Safety Board detailing the moments before and after the March crash near Mountain View, California. In that report, investigators said the car’s Autopilot system actually increased speed in the moments leading up to the crash and didn’t attempt to brake or steer clear of the barrier.



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