Incident 322: Tesla Model 3 Crashed into Police Patrol Car on Connecticut Highway

Description: A Tesla Model 3 on Autopilot slammed into a parked car of patrol police officers who stopped to assist a stranded motorist on the interstate in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Connecticut State Police.

Suggested citation format

Giallella, Thomas. (2019-12-07) Incident Number 322. in Lam, K. (ed.) Artificial Intelligence Incident Database. Responsible AI Collaborative.

Incident Stats

Incident ID
322
Report Count
2
Incident Date
2019-12-07
Editors
Khoa Lam

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Variants

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.