Tesla Model 3 crashes into bus in Rui’an, kills one

Occurred: February 2023

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A Tesla Model 3 crashed in Rui'an in Zhejiang Province, China, killing the passenger and critically injuring the driver of the Tesla, and damaging a bus, an electric bicycle, and three other cars. 

Rumour quickly spread that the Tesla's brake lights were not showing during the accident, suggesting that the car's Autopilot driver-assist function may have been engaged.

Tesla said it would co-operate with investigators to discover exactly what happened. 

Developer: Tesla
Country: USA
Sector: Automotive
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Driver assistance system
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Safety
Transparency: Black box