Incident 178: Tesla Owner Activated "Smart Summon" Feature, Causing a Collision with an Aircraft in a Washington Airport

Description: A Tesla Model Y was shown on video slowly crashing into a Vision Jet in Spokane, Washington, allegedly due to its owner activating the “Smart Summon” feature.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Tesla owner and Vision Jet owner.

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Sean McGregor, Khoa Lam


A "variant" is an incident that shares the same causative factors, produces similar harms, and involves the same intelligent systems as a known AI incident. Rather than index variants as entirely separate incidents, we list variations of incidents under the first similar incident submitted to the database. Unlike other submission types to the incident database, variants are not required to have reporting in evidence external to the Incident Database. Learn more from the research paper.