NHTSA And NTSB To Investigate Tesla Crash With “No Driver” As Musk Claims Autopilot Wasn’t Engaged

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will investigate the fatal crash of a Tesla Model S that killed two men in Texas with no one in the driver’s seat.

When police arrived on the scene of the crash, they found that there was an individual sitting in the front passenger seat and one in the back seat but no one in the driver’s seat, prompting suggestions that the vehicle’s Autopilot system may have been enabled. However, Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has taken to Twitter to claim that Autopilot was not enabled at the time of the crash nor did the car have the Full Self-Driving capability.