Runaway Tesla Smashes Into Michigan State Police Cruiser Near Lansing
Apparently, self-driving cars are as erratic as humans. A case in point is this story of a Tesla on autopilot gone rogue.
This incident occurred at the site of car-deer crash near Lansing early Wednesday morning. A Tesla on autopilot smacked into a Michigan State Police Cruiser that was investigating the earlier accident.
According to WLNS-TV in Lansing, the Tesla hit the MSP vehicle at 1:10am Wednesday in Eaton County. The Tesla failed to yield to the cruiser, which was fully lit up to steer people around the accident scene.
The 22-year-old man in the Tesla was cited for failure to yield and driving (kind of) on a suspended license.
This raises a point for when self-driving cars are more mainstream: are you really "driving" on a suspended license if your car is on autopilot. Something insurance companies and law enforcement agencies are going to have to work out.
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