Electric Vehicles

Tesla on Autopilot Hits Police Motorcycle

March 29, 2017

A Tesla Model X reportedly driving on autopilot hit a City of Phoenix, Ariz., police motorcycle as the vehicles were exiting the freeway, The Arizona Republic reported.

Both vehicles were stopped at a stoplight, but the Tesla began moving toward the motorcycle, prompting the off-duty officer to jump off his motorcycle and move away. The car struck the fallen motorcycle, but no damage was reported to either vehicle. No one was hurt in the incident.

This incident happened a few days before an Uber autonomous car was involved in a collision in Tempe, Ariz., prompting Uber to ground its fleet of autonomous cars.

Comments

  1. 1. Brian [ March 29, 2017 @ 05:41PM ]

    Anyone familiar with Tesla and autonomous driving features probably knows this story isn't what it seems.
    My guess is the driver had "Creep Mode" engaged which makes the car move forward slightly when the brake is released.

    A shame that people don't take responsibility for their own actions but if the car actually just did this on its own, I'll buy the driver dinner!

 

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