Incident 20: A Collection of Tesla Autopilot-Involved Crashes
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Multiple unrelated car accidents result in varying levels of harm have been occurred while a Tesla's autonomous driving mode was in use. The autonomous vehicle's driving capabilities range from fully human-controlled to fully autonomous, allowing the system to control speed, direction, acceleration, deceleration, and lane changes. In most cases, the driver was given warning prior to impact, alerting the human driver to the need of intervention.
Multiple unrelated car accidents result in varying levels of harm have been occurred while a Tesla's autopilot was in use.
Harm to physical health/safety, Financial harm
AI System Description
Tesla autopilot is an autonomous driving system that allow an autonomous vehicle to determine speed, acceleration, deceleration, direction, and lane changes
Sector of Deployment
Transportation and storage
Relevant AI functions
Perception, Cognition, Action
Autonomous vehicle, Tesla autopilot
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