Incident 320: Tesla on Autopilot Collided with Parked Fire Truck on California Freeway

Description: A Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot mode crashed into the back of a parked fire truck on a freeway in Culver City, California in a non-fatal collision.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Tesla drivers and Culver City Fire Department.

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Khoa Lam


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