Incident 398: Tesla Autopilot Misidentified On-Road Horse-Drawn Carriage

Description: Tesla Autopilot's computer vision system was shown in a video mistaking a horse-drawn carriage for other forms of transport such as a truck, a car, and a human following a car.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed Tesla drivers and horse-drawn carriages.

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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.