Incident 560: Tesla on Autopilot Struck Parked Work Truck on Highway in Pennsylvania

Description: A 2016 Tesla on Autopilot crashed into the rear of a parked 2007 Freightliner truck providing traffic control on the Pennsylvania Turnpike highway.


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Alleged: Tesla developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed truck drivers , Tesla drivers and David Clough.

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State Police: Tesla on autopilot crashes into stopped truck on Pa. Turnpike · 2023

Authorities say a Tesla on autopilot crashed into a stopped truck on the Pennsylvania Turnpike last week. 

Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on the turnpike eastbound near mile marker 48 about 10:25 p.m. Friday in Oakmont, according…


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