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'Autopilot' Tesla crashed into our parked patrol car, say SoCal cops

DougS Silver badge

Not fit for purpose

This is at least the third time a Tesla on "autopilot" hit something in its path without even slowing. Even the lesser "super cruise" modes available on many luxury cars that provide emergency stop do better.

I wonder how many cases of this have to happen before the government requires Tesla to disable the autopilot feature in the US? Obviously the warnings they claim they are putting out to let people know it isn't what most people think of when they hear "autopilot" and the warnings they claim they are doing to try to get people to stay in control of the car when using it aren't working.

Will a Tesla on autopilot have to kill someone in another car or a pedestrian before they take action? It is ridiculous that Tesla is allowed to beta test an alpha quality product on public roads.

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