This is not the first time a person has resulted in an autopilot crash while driving Tesla. Drivers around the country have been in serious accidents when driving their cars in autopilot mode.
On Wednesday early morning, a man watching a movie while his Tesla drove on a North Carolina road on autopilot Crashes into a Police Car.
It happened Wednesday along U.S. 64 west, near the border of Nash and Franklin counties, Wilson told McClatchy News. The area is roughly 13 miles outside the town of Nashville.
The deputy’s car was responding to another crash when it was slammed into by Tesla. Both vehicles were totalled and upon impact, the deputy’s car hit a state trooper’s parked car. Luckily, no one was seriously injured.
The driver of the Tesla is being accused of violating the move-over law and watching television while driving. The former states that drivers should drive cautiously while passing parked emergency vehicles.
The driver admitted he was watching a movie while his Telsa was on Autopilot mode and he wasn’t paying enough attention to what his Tesla was doing.
“Autopilot enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically within its lane, Current Autopilot features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous.”.Tesla said on its website