Tesla model S running on the autopilot crashed into a police car and caused an accident resulting in total loss

An accident happened in the United States in which Tesla Model S running on the road using the "Autopilot" function installed in the Tesla car thrusts into a police car that was parked. Accidents during operation of the autopilot function have been reported frequently so far, it seems that this time accidents were such that the compromised police car was totally damaged.

Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into parked Laguna Beach police cruiser

This accident occurred on May 29, 2018 local time at a distance of about 50 km from Los Angeles, California. According to Jim Coater police officer who belongs to the Laguna Beach police who operated the police car, the accident happened at 11:07 am, and fortunately no one was on the police car. Meanwhile, although the driver driving model S was subjected to minor injuries, it is also said that he refused emergency transport as hard as possible.

According to Mr. Kota, about one year ago, there was an accident that Tesla vehicles had thrust into the truck in the same area, "Why does this car repeat similar accidents?" " I did not do it because I was lucky enough. "I question the same kind of accident that happens frequently.

In fact, several accidents related to Tesla's autopilot have occurred so far. In January 2018, there was an accident that the model S in operation of the autopilot pierced from behind on the fire engine which was handling the accident that occurred on the expressway. It seems miraculously there were no injured at this time.

Why was not Tesla Model S's auto pilot able to avoid fire engines that were stopped? - GIGAZINE

However, on March 23, 2018, there was an accident that the company's model X collided with the median strip on the highway during autopilot running, and the driver died.

It turns out that the accident of Tesla Model X where the driver died occurred in the same situation as in the past case - GIGAZINE

Before and after these accidents, Tesla had issued a statement saying "Autopilot is 3.7 times safer than general cars." However, it seems that there is an unfair part in how to interpret the statistics, which also makes data scientists publicize their own views.

Data scientist analyzes the claim that Tesla argues that "autopilot is 3.7 times safer than general car" in detail - GIGAZINE

For Tesla against this incident, "Tesla has always clarified that the autopilot is not to prevent a vehicle accident, and when the driver uses the auto pilot function , It is necessary to agree with the display content that "the autopilot is intended for use on a highway with a median strip and a distinct lane" It is that.

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