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Tesla Autopilot crash driver may have been eating a bagel at the time, was lucky not to get schmeared on road

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I think you'll find the autopilot is engaged from a minute or two after take off until right before landing. That's what the controls you can see at the top of the flight deck are for. (Where you see heading/altitude with a few buttons and dials underneath.) When an unprogrammed course or altitude correction is required, I believe they're usually just dialled in using those controls.

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