Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said that Autosteer was not enabled during a Model X crash in Pennsylvania.
Musk shared the news on his Twitter account, with a spokesperson confirming the findings by Tesla.
"Onboard vehicle logs show Autopilot was turned off in Pennsylvania crash.," Musk said.
A Tesla spokesperson told Jalopnik that Autosteer had been used periodically during the trip, but was not engaged at the time of the collision.
Use of the system had ended 40 seconds prior to the collision, the spokesperson said.
The vehicle, having detected that the driver did not have his hands on the wheel, began issuing alerts. The vehicle then began abort procedures (which would stop the vehicle) when the driver did not respond.
"Approximately 11 seconds prior to the collision, the driver responded and regained control by holding the steering wheel, applying leftward torque to turn it, and pressing the accelerator pedal to 42%. Over 10 seconds and approximately 300m later and while under manual steering control, the driver drifted out of the lane, collided with a barrier, overcorrected, crossed both lanes of the highway, struck a median barrier, and rolled the vehicle," the spokesperson said.
As a result of the data, driver Albert Scaglione has been cited for reckless driving.
In his tweet, Musk claimed that the crash would have never happened if Autopilot was on.