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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Motorcyclist dies on I-15 after Tesla on auto-pilot crashes into back of bike · 2022

DRAPER, Utah (ABC4) – A motorcyclist died Sunday morning after being hit by a Tesla on auto-pilot setting in Draper, police say.

Utah Highway Patrol (UHP) states that the incident occurred just after 1 a.m. Sunday on southbound I-15.


Tesla driver using Autopilot kills motorcyclist, prompting another NHTSA investigation · 2022

A motorcyclist in Draper, Utah, was killed early Sunday morning when a Tesla driver using Autopilot slammed into the rear of his bike. It is the latest crash involving Tesla’s advanced driver-assist system to draw scrutiny from federal inve…

US agency probes Tesla crashes that killed 2 motorcyclists · 2022

DETROIT (AP) — Two crashes involving Teslas apparently running on Autopilot are drawing scrutiny from federal regulators and point to a potential new hazard on U.S. freeways: The partially automated vehicles may not stop for motorcycles.



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