Tesla's autopilot has been controversial. Now it is once again the focus of attention.In the early hours of Saturday, December 7, a Tesla Model 3 crashed into a police car and another car near Interstate 95 in Norwalk, Conn.Before hitting the police car from behind, Tesla Model 3 was in automatic driving mode and then hit a stopped police car.
The driver claimed that before the crash, he turned on the Tesla Model 3 autopilot mode, allowing himself to turn around to check the dog at the back of the car. But Tesla has long said that no matter how capable your vehicle is, you always need to be fully focused when operating it to ensure safe driving.
According to the national highway traffic safety administration, although many vehicles have certain automation functions, no company has yet sold fully automated or self driving vehicles. This is in line with Tesla's position on autopilot, as the company recommends vigilance even when using autopilot mode.
Although no one was seriously injured in the accident, Tesla drivers were charged with reckless driving and reckless hazards. NTSB is currently investigating the incident.