Incident 353: Tesla on Autopilot Crashed into Trailer Truck in Florida, Killing Driver

Description: A Tesla Model 3 driver switched on Autopilot seconds before the crash into the underbelly of a tractor-trailer on a highway in Florida, killing the Tesla driver.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Jeremy Banner and Jeremy Banner's family.

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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.