“I was just shaking”—new documents reveal details of fatal Tesla crash

Found on Ars Technica on Saturday, 15 February 2020
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The case attracted wide attention because Banner had engaged Tesla's Autopilot technology. Not only that, the circumstances of Banner's death were almost identical to the first Autopilot-related death in the United States: the death of Josh Brown in 2016. Brown was also killed when Autopilot failed to stop for a semi truck crossing in front of him on a Florida highway.

The momentum of Banner's Model 3 carried the vehicle far down the road—apparently so far that Wood didn't see it when he got out of his truck. Wood says it was only a few minutes later, as he saw the lights of emergency vehicles in the distance, that he realized the awful truth.

Maybe some day it might be possible for a car to drive automatically, without making any mistakes; but it's just not worth it. If you do not want to drive, use public transport.