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Tesla car. (Duncan Alfreds, Fin24)
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New York - Tesla does not plan to disable the Autopilot self-driving function in its cars despite accidents possibly linked to it, founder Elon Musk told The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday.

As US auto safety regulators moved forward in a probe of a fatal accident involving Autopilot in May, Musk said in an interview that owners of Tesla's luxury electric cars need more education on using the technology.

"A lot of people don't understand what it is and how you turn it on," Musk told the Journal.

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