A semi-autonomous autopilot Tesla sedan has braked a 97 km / h (97 km / h) fire engine from collision on May 1

1, 2018, but the Police say it is unknown if the autopilot feature has been activated. (Photo: South Jordan Police Department / AP)

SAN FRANCISCO – Data from the computer brain of a Tesla Model S crashed in Utah last week confirms that the $ 100,000 sedan was in autopilot mode Police in South Jordan

Information gathered by Tesla engineers and shared with the South Jordanian police confirms many details that the driver, a 28-year-old woman from Lehi, Utah, shared with investigators, after her car slammed into a standing blaster at 60 mph. She also said she had been distracted by her phone.

Earlier Wednesday, the National Road Safety Administration said it sent investigators to Utah and "would take appropriate action due to their review."

A Tesla spokesman made a statement saying that the company makes it clear Autopilot should not be used as a self-propelled technology and that drivers have to remain constantly occupied with the vehicle.

The Utah driver repeatedly held her hands off the wheel of her Model S, including for a period of 80 seconds until the moment of the fierce impact, the report said.

The May 11 accident appears to be a textbook case of distracted driving, fueled by technology that is simple, despite the provision of visual and audible warnings to drivers

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People are looking at a Tesla Model S in Santa Monica Calif on January 3, 2015. It has a range of 259 miles and starts at $ 74,500, according to Tesla. (Photo: Richard Vogel, AP)