Tesla CEO denies autopilot was engaged in deadly Texas crash

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied claims the company’s semi-automated driving software was to blame for Saturday’s deadly crash that killed two passengers in Texas.

“Data logs recovered so far show Autopilot was not enabled & this car did not purchase FSD,” Musk tweeted on Monday, in a reference to Full Self-Driving, Tesla’s separate beta semi-automated driver assistance system that still requires driver supervision.

He added that “standard Autopilot would require lane lines to turn on, which this street did not have,” referring to road markers that need to be captured by a vehicle’s cameras to enable autopilot.