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a car Tesla which was partially paid for Autopilot Collided with a US Highway Patrol car Florida on an interstate highway near downtown Orlando and approached an injured officer who stopped to provide assistance to the driver of the damaged vehicle.
A few weeks ago, government United State Partially open a formal investigation into the system Tesla Autopilot After a series of similar accidents with parked emergency vehicles.
He added that the officer, whose patrol car was hit just before 5 a.m., activated his hazard lights and was walking toward the stalled vehicle when the Tesla’s car hit the left side of the patrol car and then hit the other vehicle. Highway Patrol spokeswoman Kim Montes told the Orlando Sentinel.
The report notes that the 27-year-old man in the Tesla and the driver of the broken car were slightly injured and the police officer was unhurt.
Tesla has yet to respond to an email sent to its press address.
Often times, Tesla autopilot has been abused by drivers caught drunk driving or even consuming alcoholic beverages in the back seat while traveling on the road.
An electric vehicle manufacturer uses a camera-based system, lots of computing power, and sometimes radars to detect obstacles, locate them, and then decide what the vehicles should do. However, investigators note that the system encountered problems with parked emergency vehicles and trucks perpendicular to its path.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has launched a Tesla investigation after counting 11 accidents since 2018 in which Tesla cars on autopilot or cruise control collided with first responder vehicles with emergency lights, illuminated arrow sign or warning cones.
In such incidents, 17 people were injured and one killed, according to the NHTSA. The investigation could lead to a call for compensation or other action.
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