(14.May) The owner of a Tesla Model S that crashed into a parked firetruck in Utah last Friday said she had the car’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system engaged at the time of the incident, police said Monday.
(5.April) Chandler police report only minor injuries. According to a police statement released Saturday, a Honda sedan traveling eastbound entered an intersection on a red light and swerved to avoid another vehicle traveling north, veering into the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica’s westbound lane. The Honda hit the Waymo vehicle on its side, injuring the the SUV’s female safety driver. Police say the Waymo minivan was not traveling above the 45 mph speed limit. The police later cited the driver of the Honda for a red light violation.
Tesla has also claimed that its cars have a crash rate 3.7 times lower than average, but as we’ll see there’s little reason to think that has anything to do with Autopilot.