Wonder why it swerved
I read many posts in another forum that were harping on how the autopilot is little more than technologies available from other companies but named differently like lane assist, auto braking etc. Someone posted a link to a google maps satellite view where the accident occurred, and the claim is the car somehow got confused thinking there was another lane and moved into that "lane" even though it wasn't a lane which then ran into a barrier.
What doesn't make sense to me is why the car would do that, at least I haven't read mentions of Telsa's (or other company's tech) behaving in that they pass cars by themselves (but maybe they do I don't closely track this stuff). Anyway if the car's basic function is to stay within the lane how could it possibly get confused of lines to the left of the car, it should see easily the line on the left side of the car is a solid white strip marking the boundary, and on the right side is a dashed line marking the boundary. Sure there is ANOTHER solid white line past the one closest to the car, and somehow the car thinks it should cross one solid white line to align itself with the next white line it sees. For me it all comes down to the logic involved in deciding to cross a solid white line on a highway, which at least the last 20 years or so of my driving on the west coast I don't recall ever there being a situation where you can "legally" do that (breakdowns excepted of course).
I've driven that stretch of road many times myself having lived in the bay area from 2011-2016(and travel back several times a year I don't live far away just far enough for lower cost housing).
I could probably understand if the weather was really bad, or debris on the road or something to mask the lines, but have seen no claims of anything like that.
The lane in question was quite straight as well, in the grand scheme of things(all the situations the car would face) it should be a simple situation for the car to stay within the lane on a mostly straight highway road with good road conditions and good clear weather.
I recall one time I think back in 2005 I was driving from Boston to Montreal on a Friday night it was in Feb or March, light snow.. I have very little experience driving in the snow. Anyway was in a rental car with my friend and we were in Vermont at the time, they salted the roads or something a lot, the roads were not slick(at all) but they were almost completely white. As in I cannot see the lines in the road. Not many cars on the road. My friend said stop driving like I'm drunk, and I wasn't drunk had no drinks that day. I was driving and trying to follow whatever lines I saw in the road, sometimes I saw the line on the right side of the car, other times I only saw the one on the left(so naturally went to both sides of the lane many many times as I tracked the lines). No accidents or near misses or anything but something that stuck in my head as to a time where I really could not see the lines on the road. I think after we got into Canada it was fine then, just a couple stretches of road in Vermont that were particularly scary (slowed down of course for those bits). One of those bits was directly before the border crossing. Fortunately the cops there had no issue with how I was driving.