The first victims of Tesla’s crash in Texas were named. Elon Musk and local police are clashing over whether the car is on the autopilot.

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Yasin Ozturk / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

  • One of the two men killed after the Tesla crash in Texas was identified as Dr. William Berner.

  • Police suggested no one was driving, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the car wasn’t on the autopilot.

  • Police said they would try to get the data from Tesla.

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One of the two men killed after Tesla crashed near Houston was identified as Dr. William Berner. Local media reported..

The second victim has not yet been identified.

Officials have suggested that no one is in the driver’s seat, but Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the car wasn’t on the autopilot.

Authorities say Tesla Model S Leaving the road, crashing into a tree and burning.. They added that no one seemed to be driving a car.

But musk Tweet I checked the data logs on Monday and found that the car wasn’t using Tesla’s autopilot. He also said that the owner had not purchased the automaker’s more advanced driving assistance suite, “Full Self Driving.”

Mark Herman, Senior Police Officer, Harris County, Told Reuters The police are planning to provide a warrant to obtain data on the crash.

Verner It is listed As Medical Director of Memorial Hermann Healthcare in the wealthy The Woodlands, Texas, on the outskirts of Houston.

When autopilot is turned on, the car is centered in the lane and keeps a constant distance from other cars, but the car is not autonomous. Similarly, “Fully Automated Driving” mode automates some driving tasks, but still requires the driver’s full attention.

Electric car makers Received criticism You haven’t done enough to make sure the driver is using the autopilot correctly. This system requires the driver to grab the steering wheel and fasten the seat belt, but does not monitor the driver’s attention like some similar systems.

Both the National Highway Traffic Safety Bureau and the Japan Transport Safety Board Investigate the case, They said on Monday. NHTSA is investigating the role of the autopilot in more than 20 Tesla crashes in recent years.

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