Investigation finds Tesla and driver both to blame in self-driving car crash

Staff writer

In 2016, Joshua Brown became the first person to die in a self-driving car accident, when his Tesla Model S crashed into the side of a large 18-wheeler truck. Now, an investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has found that he wasn't wholly to blame for the incident – shifting some of the focus onto Tesla and its semi-autonomous 'Autopilot' system.

The NTSB found that Brown was too reliant on the car's Autopilot system, and criticised Tesla. It said the firm's Autopilot tech allowed for "prolonged disengagement from the driving task".