The Air Force will buy a Tesla (TSLA) Model X, with the intention of studying its self-driving capabilities, according to Electrek.

The Air Force will use the car at its facility at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership, Trust, Automation and Human Machine Teaming Center will study the "interaction of human behaviors in relation to the operation of fully autonomous vehicles with advanced object detection and artificial intelligence systems," the Air Force told Electrek.

They will also assess the capabilities of the self-driving technology as a standalone vehicle operator. 

"A key factor in this project is to determine whether or not all enhanced autopilot systems should still be considered a driver's assistance feature, with the driver responsible for remaining in control of the car at all times," the Air Force added.

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