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Jan 24 2018
08:38 am

A Tesla reportedly being driven in semi-autonomous mode slammed into a parked fire truck yesterday. Emergency officials were handling an accident with emergency lights flashing.

The Culver City, California fire department said in a Twitter post that on Monday an engine was struck by a Tesla “traveling at 65 mph. The driver reports the vehicle was on Autopilot. Amazingly there were no injuries.”

The company [Tesla] has emphasized that “Autopilot is not a fully self-driving technology and drivers need to remain attentive at all times.”

Programming is hard work and it is virtually impossible to program humans. I would think that it would be possible to detect a large object ahead. However, if you're driving too fast, is the object detected too late? What about the traffic/wreck warnings available on the Internets? Can they not be detected?

Yeah, yeah, yeah, there are a lot more accidents caused by person-driven autos. Does that mean it is okay? What are we adding to the mix? We will be able to use our cellphones more. Heh.

bizgrrl's picture

On Friday, May 11, 2018,

On Friday, May 11, 2018, another Tesla reportedly being driven in semi-autonomous mode slams into a fire truck.

The 28-year-old driver of the car told police in suburban Salt Lake City that the system was switched on and that she had been looking at her phone before the Friday evening crash.

Alrighty then.

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