Tesla Model S crashes into fire engine

January 2018

A Tesla Model S travelling at 65 mph has crashed into the back of a stationary fire engine on a California highway. Fortunately no injuries have been recorded. The driver claims his car was on Autopilot at the time of the accident.

In August 2021, the US government announced it had opened a formal investigation into Tesla’s Autopilot after a series of collisions with parked emergency vehicles.

Operator: Tesla
Country: USA
Purpose: Automate steering, acceleration, braking
Technology: Driver assistance system
Issue: Safety; Accuracy/reliability
Opacity: Black box