Autopilot was engaged during deadly Tesla crash in March

Tesla Model X

U.S. National Transportation Safety Board issued a preliminary report on the March 23 crash showing that the driver's hands were detected on the steering wheel only 34 seconds during the last minute before impact.

The report of the March 23 crash that killed 38-year-old Walter Huang details the minutes and seconds before impact, and echo other accounts of Tesla's Autopilot self-driving software failing to avoid or brake for objects.

Authorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode has crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California.

The report also said the vehicle had sped up from 62 miles (99 km) per hour to almost 71 miles (114 km) per hour in the three seconds before the March 23 crash - and above the 65 mph (105 km per hour) speed limit.

NTSB said it had not yet identified a "probable cause" of the incident or any recommendations on responses.

NTSB spokesman Christopher O'Neil told the AP Thursday that, among other factors, investigators are trying to determine how the car's camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors were working and what they were tracking.

He said the vehicle would be unveiled in March and begin production in 2020 along with Tesla Semi and the new Roadster. The Tesla's driver was found belted in his seat and bystanders removed him from the vehicle before it was engulfed in flames.

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"This is going to sound a little chessy but at Tesla, we build our auto with love", he said emotionally, clearly holding back tears.

Tesla hoped to have pinpointed a spot for a Gigafactory in Europe by the end of this year, according to its chief, who added that the company ultimately expects to have 10 to 12 such plants worldwide.

Disagreements between Tesla and the NTSB over the probe culminated in April when safety officials said they had revoked the electric vehicle maker's status as an official party to the investigation.

In April, a Tesla Model S that struck a firetruck in Utah while in Autopilot mode may also have sped up before impact. When asked by a shareholder about when the full "Enhanced Autopilot" suite - which includes the ability to change lanes without driver input, switch from one freeway to another, and exit a freeway when close to the driver's destination - would arrive, Musk said at least one new feature could be rolled out in the next few months.

As the vehicle approached the paved divider between the main travel lane of U.S. Highway 101 from the state Highway 85 exit ramp, it moved to the left and entered the divider area at approximately 71 miles per hour, striking a previously damaged, SCI smart cushion crash attenuator system.

Video: Tesla Model S hits parked police vehicle. "It is the driver's responsibility to drive safely and remain in control of the vehicle at all times", it says.

The crash also resulted in a fire and shut down two lanes of Highway 101 near Mountain View, California. No fire was detected by thermal imaging equipment. Five days later, the electric car's high-voltage battery reignited and the fire department had to extinguish the blaze.

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