UNM: Tesla driver killed in crash was former student

UNM: Tesla driver killed in crash was former student

(KRQE) – The first man to die in self-driving car crash was once a University of New Mexico student.

Joshua Brown was using the feature on his Tesla Model-S when he collided with a truck in Florida in May.

Police say the truck pulling a semi-trailer made a left turn in front of Brown’s Model-S. The Tesla’s roof struck the underside of the trailer, passed underneath it and eventually hit a pole.

He posted this video to YouTube months ago showing the auto pilot’s ability to avoid an accident on the highway.

Tesla confirms the car’s autopilot was activated. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is now looking into the crash.

UNM says Brown attended UNM in the 1990’s.

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