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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Felony charges are 1st in a fatal crash involving Autopilot · 2022

DETROIT (AP) — California prosecutors have filed two counts of vehicular manslaughter against the driver of a Tesla on Autopilot who ran a red light, slammed into another car and killed two people in 2019.

The defendant appears to be the fi…

A Tesla driver who had his car on Autopilot in a fatal crash faces manslaughter charges, report says · 2022

A Tesla driver who had his car on Autopilot in a crash that killed two people will stand trial on two counts of manslaughter in Los Angeles, Fox Business reported.

The fatal accident in 2019 occurred when Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, was dri…

Tesla driver pleads not guilty in deadly crash while autopilot was engaged · 2022

GARDENA, Calif. (KABC) -- A Tesla driver who was behind the wheel with autopilot engaged when his vehicle crashed and killed two people in Gardena pleaded not guilty Thursday.

Kevin George Aziz Riad, 27, is accused of running a red light an…

Elon Musk’s Appetite for Destruction · 2023

Early on, the software had the regrettable habit of hitting police cruisers. No one knew why, though Tesla’s engineers had some good guesses: Stationary objects and flashing lights seemed to trick the A.I. The car would be driving along nor…


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