A Tesla on Autopilot Crashed Into a Parked Police Car
Sunday June 3, 2018. 12:34 AM , from Slashdot
A Tesla vehicle in Autopilot mode collided with a parked police cruiser in California, authorities said. The Tesla sedan was driving outbound when it struck a parked Laguna Beach police car, the Laguna Beach police department said Tuesday. According to police, the driver in the Tesla sustained minor injuries. The police cruiser was empty of officers at the time of the crash. Laguna Polic1e Sgt. Jim Cota told the Los Angeles Times the police car 'is totaled.'
The police sergeant also told the Times that it was the same area where a Tesla crashed into a semi-truck last year, adding 'Why do these vehicles keep doing that? We're just lucky that people aren't getting injured.'
'Tesla has always been clear that Autopilot doesn't make the car impervious to all accidents,' Tesla responded in a statement, 'and before a driver can use Autopilot, they must accept a dialogue box which states that 'Autopilot is designed for use on highways that have a center divider and clear lane markings.''
Record producer Zedd also responded to the news by sharing on Twitter what he calls 'the other side':
I once fell asleep driving home late at night on the highway (w/ autopilot on) and got woken up by it beeping + turning off music to wake me up. Would have prob been dead without it... I didn't touch the steering wheel for a couple minutes and then it turned off the music and started beeping.
Elon Musk responded to the tweet, 'Glad you're ok!'
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