Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Finance | By Jaime Brady

Tesla sedan in autopilot crashes into parked police auto

Tesla sedan in autopilot crashes into parked police auto

A Tesla Model S crashed into a parked police vehicle while reportedly driving on autopilot in Laguna Beach, California, injuring the Tesla driver and badly damaging the cop auto.

Photos of the incident were tweeted by Laguna Beach Police Department Public Information Sergeant Jim Cota on Tuesday (this morning United Kingdom time).

Another Tesla has crashed and reports say that the driver had been utilizing the vehicle's semi-autonomous driving feature, Autopilot, immediately preceding the accident.

A Tesla on autopilot crashed into a semi-truck in the exact same area on April 10, 2017, Cota told KTLA.

A Tesla driver claims her Model S was in Autopilot mode when it crashed.

The collision happened at 11:07AM local time, Laguna Beach PD told the LA Times.

Drake blackface photo used by Pusha T to promote new track
The rep added, "If it is in fact Drake's child, which he does not believe, he would do the right thing by the child". Some even suggested new lyrics for Drake's comeback track.

Florida woman escapes abusive boyfriend by slipping a note to vet's staff
At one point, police said the couple had struggled over the gun, which went off twice and left two bullet holes in the wall. It also said Floyd allegedly threatened to kill her with a loaded handgun that went off when she tried to take the weapon.

Warriors stay alive, drag Rockets to winner-take-all Game 7
Both teams will need to zone in on the turnover battle in game 7 with the victor in that factor likely taking the game as well. I didn't like the poor defense we were playing, but I like the pace. "We'll just have to play it by ear", D'Antoni says.

The incident comes mere weeks after a new transport bill came into effect across California that eased restrictions on driverless cars, legally permitting the vehicles to be controlled remotely without a driver behind the wheel - at a time when public trust in such vehicles is waning.

The crash represents at least the third time this year that a Tesla reported to be on Autopilot has hit a parked emergency vehicle. Cota said. "We're just lucky that people aren't getting injured". In the settlement, Tesla will pay the customers $20 to $280 and put $5 million into a fund for lawyers' fees and other costs in the case. The driver was traveling at 60 miles (97 km) per hour when the Model S smashed into a fire truck stopped at a red light, according to police.

The carmaker says the function is not created to avoid a collision and warns drivers not to rely on it entirely.

Elon Musk's tetchy mood of late is unlikely to be lightened by the latest report of a Tesla crash.

For its part, Tesla reiterated that it "continuously" reminds Autopilot users that they need to keep their hands on the steering wheel. There have been a series of accidents involving Tesla vehicles on autopilot.

Like this: