Collision Between a Sport Utility Vehicle Operating With Partial Driving Automation and a Crash Attenuator

​The National Transportation Safety Board held a board meeting Feb. 25, 2020, 9:30 a.m. (EST), to determine the probable cause of the fatal crash of a Tesla in Mountain View, California.

On March 23, 2018, a 2017 Tesla Model X electric-powered passenger vehicle, crashed while traveling southbound on US Highway 101. The driver, the sole occupant of the vehicle, was killed. The vehicle was being operated with advanced driver assistance features, which Tesla refers to as “autopilot.”

Previously released information related to this investigation, including the preliminary accident report and news releases, are available at

WHO:      NTSB investigative staff and board members.

WHAT:    An open to the public board meeting.

WHERE:  NTSB Boardroom & Conference Ctr, 420 10th St., SW, Washington, DC.

WHEN:    Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, 1:00 p.m. (EST). (*Please note time change)


See the Board Meeting on the NTSB YouTube Channel


Opening Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt

Staff Presentations

Closing Statement - Chairman Robert L. Sumwalt




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