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a Tesla Model 3 which crashes into the police

A Police car was struck again by a Tesla in the United States, while operating on autopilot.

In the United States, a Tesla Model 3 operating with autopilot on, crashed head-on into a police patrol car in Orlando, Florida.

An accident in “Autopilot” mode

The news comes from twitter account from police d’Orlando, the Florida Highway Patrol (@FHPOrlando) in the United States. Police said their patrol vehicle, a Dodge Charger, was stopped by the side of the road to assist a vehicle in distress when a Tesla Model 3 2019 crashed into the two vehicles. Given the state of the damage, the electric car was most likely to be driven at high speed.

The driver reportedly told officers that she had activated the function Autopilot of the car just before the collision. Images shared online show all three vehicles to be severely damaged. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident.

This is not the first time this has happened

A few months ago, it was a Tesla Model Y which came to take the full brunt of another Dodge Charger of the Michigan Police Patrol this time, still in mode « Autopilot ». The incident also took place at night. In 2018, a Model S had also hit a police car, this time in broad daylight.

This accident occurs only a few weeks after the opening by the US security authorities of an official investigation on the driver assistance system Autopilot of Tesla, following a series of accidents. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), it identified at least 11 accidents involving parked emergency vehicles for various incidents that were struck by Tesla models with the Autopilot system activated.

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