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Tesla Says It’s Unlikely Car Was In Auto-Pilot During Fatal Crash

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Witnesses reported the Tesla was travelling at a high rate of speed about 1 a.m. Thursday when it hit a tree, crashed into a building and caught fire.

Indianapolis police investigating a fiery crash that killed two people are looking into whether the electric car’s autopilot was engaged.

Witnesses reported the Tesla was travelling at a high rate of speed about 1 a.m. Thursday when it hit a tree, crashed into a building and caught fire, leaving a trail of burning battery components.

When Tesla updated its autopilot software earlier this year, the company said the system would not go more than 5 mph over the speed limit on an undivided highway.

Tesla Motors says it’s unlikely that its semi-autonomous Autopilot system was engaged when the crash happened in Indianapolis. In a statement issued last night, the electric car maker said it’s cooperating with police on the investigation.

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