Incident 294: Tesla Autopilot Allegedly Malfunctioned in a Non-Fatal Collision in Greece

Description: Autopilot was alleged by its Tesla Model 3 driver to have unexpectedly malfunctioned, veering right without warning and crashing into a road divider near Thessaloniki, Greece, which resulted in damages to its wheel and door but no injury to the driver.
Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed You You Xue and Tesla drivers.

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Lam, Khoa. (2018-05-26) Incident Number 294. in Lam, K. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence Incident Database. Responsible AI Collaborative.

Incident Stats

Incident ID
294
Report Count
4
Incident Date
2018-05-26
Editors
Khoa Lam

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You You Xue, an early Tesla Model 3 owne…

Facebook Post: @tsla3

... guys this is it. The road trip is over. I'm sorry.

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