Published: Mon, December 09, 2019
Markets | By Otis Pena

Tesla on autopilot collides with CT state police cruiser

Tesla on autopilot collides with CT state police cruiser

The troopers activated their emergency lights and set up a flare pattern behind the cruisers while waiting for a tow truck for the disabled vehicle.

As told in police of CT, the American vehicle company Tesla on autopilot drove directly into the auto of a police officer early Saturday morning when the driver turned to see what it does to his dog in the back seat.

It happened on Saturday morning, December 7 on the northbound side near Exit 15 in Norwalk, Connecticut State Police said.

Tesla has said repeatedly that the semi-autonomous system is created to assist drivers, who must pay attention and be ready to intervene at all times.

'[The suspect] explained that he was checking on his dog which was in the back seat prior to hitting the collision, ' Connecticut State Police said.

After being stopped by the police, the driver claimed that the Tesla was operating with the Autopilot convenience function enabled.

"The driver behind the wheel, Tesla has continued to slowly head North, until he was stopped by a second police officer appeared on the scene 100 feet away from her",- later told the police.

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He added: "To have them take out of three of our sailors, to me that's unacceptable, and I think that could have been prevented". He said he and Trump have been communicating regularly, and appeared to also call for the program's suspension.


Two police cars responded to a disabled vehicle in the left-center lane when the incident occurred.

In describing the Autopilot function, Tesla states that it requires "active driver supervision" whilst being used, and does not "make the vehicle autonomous".

As the patrolman onsite awaited a tow truck, the Model 3 collided with the squad auto before subsequently hitting the disabled vehicle as well.

Tesla's Autopilot has been in control of Tesla automobiles during numerous crashes, with multiple fatalities. Connecticut State Police took to Facebook to report that a Model 3 rear-ended one of its highway patrol cars while using the semi-autonomous driving system.

The Tesla operator was issued a misdemeanor summons for reckless driving and reckless endangerment, police said.

No one involved in the crashes were seriously injured, but authorities maintain that drivers must keep their full attention on the road.

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