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DVD player found in Tesla involved in fatal crash

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>> Florida authorities on Friday announcing they found a DVD player in the Tesla Model S that was involved in a fatal crash while cruising on autopilot. And it could become a vital piece of evidence in the investigation into the crash, which killed the Tesla's driver and sparked a federal probe of the company's autonomous driving technology.
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Reuters Tech correspondent, Alexandria Sage.>> A lawyer for the truck driver involved in this May incident said that a witness on the scene saw a Harry Potter movie being played in this DVD player when he came, he or she came, upon the crash scene. In May, the Model S rammed into a tractor-trailer crossing ahead of it.
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Reuters spoke to both the driver of that truck and his attorney. Tesla insists drivers must still be watching the road while using autopilot, which the company rolled out in October. Meanwhile, the Feds were already set to release new rules on the technology later this month. This accident has the potential of delaying these guidelines from federal regulators.
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And also, there's the possibility that they'll become more conservative, more cautious in terms of this self-driving technology. Joshua Brown, the 40-year-old former Navy SEAL driving the model S, avidly posted videos of himself testing the technology, including this one called Autopilot Saves Model S, showing a near-miss, shared in April.