Incident 271: Tesla Model 3 Sedan on Autopilot Killed Motorcyclist in a Rear-End Collision in Utah

Description: A Tesla Model 3 operating on Autopilot mode slammed into the back of a Harley-Davidson motorcycle on an interstate in Utah, throwing the rider from the bike and killing him instantly.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Landon Embry , motorcyclists and Tesla drivers.

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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.