Incident 230: Model 3 Tesla on Autopilot Crashed into a Truck in Florida, Killing Driver

Description: In Florida, a Model 3 Tesla on Autopilot mode crashed into a tractor-trailer truck, killing the 50-year-old driver.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Jeremy Beren Banner and Tesla users.

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Tesla’s Autopilot was engaged when Model 3 crashed into truck, report states · 2019

Tesla’s advanced driver assist system, Autopilot, was active when a Model 3 driven by a 50-year-old Florida man crashed into the side of a tractor-trailer truck on March 1st, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) states in a repor…


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