Incident 378: TuSimple Truck Steered into Interstate Freeway Divide

Description: A TuSimple autonomous truck operating with backup drivers behind the wheel operated on an outdated command sequence and suddenly veered into the center divide on the interstate freeway.


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Alleged: TuSimple developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed TuSimple and State of Arizona.

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Self-Driving Truck Accident Draws Attention to Safety at TuSimple · 2022

On April 6, an autonomously driven truck fitted with technology by TuSimple increase; green up pointing triangle Holdings Inc. suddenly veered left, cut across the I-10 highway in Tucson, Ariz., and slammed into a concrete barricade.

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TuSimple reportedly tried to pass off a self-driving truck crash as “human error” · 2022

Last April, a semi-trailer truck operated by the San Diego-based company that was traveling down I-10 in Tucson, Arizona, suddenly lurched left, slamming into a concrete divider, according to dashcam footage leaked to YouTuber Asian Mai. Tu…


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