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Two dead after driverless Tesla car crashes

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Two men in a Tesla car believed to have been driverless were killed in Texas when their vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

Two men in a Tesla car believed to have been driverless were killed in the US when their vehicle crashed into a tree and burst into flames.

US Police said the fully electric 2019 Tesla model S crashed into a tree and killed the two men in Houston, Texas, overnight.

One person was found in the front passenger seat, and another in the rear passenger seat of the vehicle, NBC reports.

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Police said they believe nobody had been behind the wheel, but they have not finished their investigation.

Fire fighters reportedly spent hours suppressing the fire that resulted from the electric vehicle crash.

The incident is raising concerns about Tesla's autopilot technology, which uses radars and cameras to drive and essentially avoid obstacles.

Currently, US authorities are investigating 23 crashes involving Tesla cars on autopilot.

Yesterday the company's CEO, Elon Musk, tweeted "Tesla with autopilot engaged now approaching 10 times lower chance of accident than the average vehicle".

The tweet was in response to the release of the company's quarter one 2021 safety report.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/world/tesla-car-crash-two-killed-in-texas-no-driver/f42877b6-a6c1-4ea1-8b3d-15c6de5e322c

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