A Tesla Mannequin S with its Autopilot operate reportedly engaged, collided with a parked police automobile in Laguna Seashore earlier this week. The impression resulted within the Tesla driver struggling minor accidents, whereas the police automotive was unoccupied.
The accident befell on Laguna Canyon Street and in keeping with authorities, the Tesla was driving autonomously when it made contact with the Ford SUV. Investigators are nonetheless nonetheless analyzing what occurred, studies ABC7.
Presently, it’s unclear what the driving force of the Mannequin S was doing previous to the accident, however a spokesperson for Tesla had this to say:
“Tesla has at all times been clear that Autopilot doesn’t make the automotive impervious to all accidents, and earlier than a driver can use Autopilot, they have to settle for a dialogue field which states that ‘Autopilot is designed to be used on highways which have a middle divider and clear lane markings.”
Accidents of this nature have been piling up lately. Earlier this month, one other Mannequin S collided with a parked firetruck in Utah, with Autopilot additionally engaged on the time of the incident. Nevertheless, the Mannequin S that crashed right into a pond in Castro Valley California final week wasn’t working autonomously.
Both manner, the Laguna Seashore crash additional demonstrates the notion that some Tesla house owners simply aren’t educated sufficient as regards to what their automobile is able to doing whereas the Autopilot system is operational.
This morning a Tesla sedan driving outbound Laguna Canyon Street in “autopilot” collides with a parked @LagunaBeachPD unit. Officer was not within the unit on the time of the crash and minor accidents have been sustained to the Tesla driver. #lagunabeach #police #tesla pic.twitter.com/7sAs8VgVQ3
— Laguna Seashore PD PIO (@LBPD_PIO_45) Could 29, 2018