It Sure Looks Like the Tesla Driver Was Watching Harry Potter Before Fatal Crash

There are some troubling new details about the deadly crash involving Tesla Autodrive. Police have confirmed that they found a DVD player in the car of a man who died earlier this week after his Telsa Model S hit a truck while in Autopilot mode. He was reportedly watching a Harry Potter movie when it happened.

Whether or not this played a role in the crash remains unclear. Our friends at Jalopnik have suggested that the Tesla Autopilot feature actually has a blind spot. Meanwhile, the driver was known for filming dashcam footage while listening to podcasts, so one could imagine that he became distracted. The incident is inevitably a complicated tragedy, one that the federal authorities are investigating closely. Autopilot or not, it’s not a good idea to watch a movie while driving.

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