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Tesla cars can drive with nobody in the driver’s seat, Consumer Reports engineers find – CNBC

The test follows a fatal 2019 Model S crash in Spring, Texas, over the weekend that elicited two federal investigations by transportation safety authorities.

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Consumer Reports took a 2020 Tesla Model Y on a closed test track to see if the electric vehicle could operate on Autopilot, Tesla’s automated driving system, with nobody in the driver’s seat. CR found it could “easily get the car to drive even with no one in the driver’s seat.”
The test follows a fatal 2019 Model S crash in Spring, Texas, over the weekend that elicited two federal investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and National Highway Traffic Safety Administration…

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