Tesla Model X strikes two Chinese policemen, killing one
Occurred: May 2021
A policeman has been killed and another injured in an accident in the eastern city of Taizhou involving a Tesla Model X. An official investigation was launched, details of which remain unknown. The driver of the vehicle was detained.
Tesla said is it working with authorities to discover what happened. A video on Weibo and in local media showed the car next to two police officers lying on the ground. The incident racked up over 250 million unique viewers and many thousands of comments.
China accounts for about 30% of Tesla's global sales.
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Self-driving system
Issue: Accuracy/reliability; Safety
Transparency: Governance; Black box
Published: June 2023