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From Electrek: Tesla Autopilot is being blamed by driver in a rollover crash

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    Tesla Autopilot is being blamed by driver in a rollover crash

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    A Tesla vehicle, not clear if a Model S or Model X, was involved in an accident in central Minnesota today and resulted in the vehicle rolling over and into a marsh.

    The local sheriff department says that the driver and 4 passengers suffered “minor injuries”.

    The driver, 58-year-old David Clark of Eden Prairie, told the police that Tesla Autopilot was to blame for the accident. more…

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    Here's where the accident happened:
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    If the driver was trying to use autopilot on this road, then they were insane.

    That said, I also noticed during my Model X test drive, that turning on Autopilot appeared to keep whatever speed it was last set to, whereas I was expecting it to start with my current speed. So I had an "unintentional acceleration" moment at one point. I'll have to make sure that I read up on all the details of the feature before using it on my Model 3.
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      14055 172 Ave NE, Spicer, MN 56288
       

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