Tesla on Autopilot slams into police cruiser

The driver of the Tesla told police that he put the car on Autopilot because he was checking on his dog in the backseat, according to a statement from Connecticut State Police.
2:04 | 12/09/19

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I turning out to have any trouble for tests a fresh round of questions are being raised this morning at the crash of yet another test or model that police say was driving an auto pilot. Police say the driver behind the world of this 2018 Tesla model three driving down interstate 95 in Norwalk Connecticut claims its core was on auto pilot as he checked on his dog in the backseat. That's when he collided and to a police cruiser parked on the side of the highway. Then rammed into a disabled vehicle. It's not all you're looking at about your are on your dog or your child or its highest. It eager handled but we all. But this isn't the first time capsules auto pilot feature allegedly failed. Last year the driver of a Tesla died in a highway crash that car was also reportedly in the self driving mode when the vehicle slammed into a highway barrier. It's not sell drug it's not a robot car. Now we're not there quite. An earlier this year and Russia a Tesla model three and auto pilot mode driving more than sixty miles per hour. Crashed into a parked tow truck along the highway. Before erupting into a fireball ABC news has reached out to Tesla for comment but the company has not responded after other incidents Tesla has said auto pilot mode is not a self driving system. Saying it's quote an advanced driver assistance system that enhances safety and convenience behind the wheel. So again that expert he said look this is not at self driving cars not our robot car. We're not there yet the technologies not yet that they are yet but people really believe. Where there because they are taking a hit off the wheels getting to back seats. Is pretty scary when you think that people just driving down row without being behind the wheel are really having full control. It is predicting a reading machine damage control that they don't is there right. You know I don't deserve it machines you don't you don't. They're about expensive car well that medics and any definite guys daddy did mark. Yeah that it bit. Bigamy if necessary 5000. Dollars that they that's the raids there but the self driving mode there. And had to be careful.

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