Incident 319: Tesla on Autopilot Fatally Crashed into Parked Fire Truck in Indiana

Description: A Tesla on Autopilot mode failed to see a parked fire truck and crashed into its rear on an interstate in Indiana, causing the death of an Arizona woman.
Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Derrick Monet , Jenna Monet and the Monets' family.

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Giallella, Thomas. (2019-12-29) Incident Number 319. in Lam, K. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence Incident Database. Responsible AI Collaborative.

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