Tesla CEO Says New Software Might Have Prevented Deadly Crash
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the new autopilot software might have prevented the crash that killed a man in Florida in May.By Lindsey Pulse | September 12, 2016
Tesla CEO Elon Musk reportedly said the company's new autopilot software could have prevented the car crash that killed a man in northern Florida earlier this year.
The company released a detailed list of improvements on Sunday and says version 8.0 of the autopilot system helps the cars see better to avoid collisions.
Joshua Brown was driving the Tesla Model S when the car ran into the side of a semi-truck, killing him. Brown was known for driving the car hands-free, and according to Tesla, the car's brakes weren't applied before the crash.