Incident 153: Tesla Driver on Autopilot Ran a Red Light, Crashing into a Car and Killing Two People in Los Angeles

Description: In 2019, a Tesla Model S driver on Autopilot mode reportedly went through a red light and crashed into a Honda Civic, killing two people in Gardena, Los Angeles.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Gilberto Alcazar Lopez and Maria Guadalupe Nieves-Lopez.

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