Tesla Model 3 loses control, kills man at bus shelter
Occurred: September 2020
A Tesla Model 3 span out of control on a wet road and collided with a bus shelter, killing Bernard A. Jones, who was sitting in the shelter. The shelter was destroyed.
37 year-old Demarco M. Hill was found to have been driving at 77 mph in a 45 mph zone, and was charged with first-degree vehicular homicide and reckless driving.
Operator: Demarco M. Hill
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Self-driving system
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Safety
Transparency: Governance; Black box
Cobb County Police Department (2020). Fatal Traffic Collision
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Published: June 2023