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Tesla car on autopilot crashes into Florida cop cruiser

A Tesla car working on autopilot slammed right into a Florida police cruiser on a freeway close to Orlando on Saturday, simply days after CEO Elon Musk admitted faults with the experimental self-driving software program amid a federal investigation into the system.

The crash occurred simply earlier than 5 a.m. on Saturday when the trooper had activated his cruiser’s emergency lights on the best way to assist a disabled car.

The Tesla hit the cruiser on its left facet after which collided with the disabled car, freeway patrol spokeswoman Lt. Kim Montes informed the Orlando Sentinel.

The 27-year-old Tesla “driver” and disabled car driver suffered minor accidents because of the crash, in line with the report. The state trooper was unharmed.

An e-mail to Tesla in search of remark was not instantly returned.

Earlier this month, the Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration introduced a proper investigation into Tesla’s autopilot system after a sequence of crashes with parked emergency automobiles.

Two drivers obtained minor accidents following the collisions between the Tesla car and the police cruiser and disabled automobile in Florida.
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The company mentioned it had recognized 11 crashes since 2018 wherein Teslas on Autopilot or Visitors Conscious Cruise Management have hit automobiles with flashing lights, flares, an illuminated arrow board or cones warning of hazards.

The investigation covers 765,000 automobiles — or almost each automobile that Tesla has bought within the US because the begin of the 2014 mannequin 12 months, together with the Fashions Y, X, S and three, the company mentioned.

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The Nationwide Freeway Visitors Security Administration is formally investigating Elon Musk’s Tesla automobiles after reported crashes.
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Tesla CEO Elon Musk says his “Autopilot/AI staff is rallying” to develop extra correct software program for autonomous driving.
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On Monday, Musk acknowledged points with the corporate’s newest auto-pilot know-how.

“FSD Beta 9.2 is definitely not nice [in my opinion], however Autopilot/AI staff is rallying to enhance as quick as attainable. We’re making an attempt to have a single stack for each freeway & metropolis streets, however it requires large NN retraining,” Musk mentioned in a tweet.