Tesla Driver In First Fatal Self-Drive Crash

The US government is investigating the first known fatal crash involving a car in self-drive mode.

Joshua Brown was killed when his Tesla Model S smashed into a turning tractor-trailer after its camera failed to distinguish the vehicle’s white side from a bright sky.

When firefights arrived at the scene in Williston, Florida, the car – with its roof cleaved off completely – had come to rest in a year hundred of feet from the cash shite. Mr Brown, from Canton, Ohio, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tesla founder Elon Musk expressed “Our condolences for the tragic loss” in a  tweet on Thursday.

The company said this was the first known death in over 130 million miles of Autopilot operation. Tesla also stress the shortcomings of self-drive technology, saying: “Autopilot is getting better all the time, but it is not perfect and still requires the driver to remain alert.”

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