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Fatal Tesla Crash In Houston Suburb: Autopilot Or Not?

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Derek Price, the writer of the "Cargazing" column that appears in the Herald-Banner and is nationally syndicated, contemplates the recent story of the crash of a Tesla Model S electric car in the Houston suburb of Spring.  Two men died, and police said no one was in the driver's seat: One was in the front passenger seat and one was in the backseat. The Tesla S has an Autopilot function, leading to the presumption that no one was driving the car.  But Elon Musk, the owner of Tesla, disputes the story, saying data from the crash does not support the police report.

John Mark Dempsey is the host of the public interest program The Blacklands Café from KETR News. Dempsey is also the play-by-play announcer for Commerce Tigers Football on 88.9 FM and on ketr.org.
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