A Tesla model 3 driving in autopilot mode slammed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser and a Mercedes SUV on Saturday morning on an interstate near downtown Orlando. The trooper whose cruiser was hit shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday had activated his emergency lights and was on the way to a disabled vehicle. The front right of the Tesla hit the left side of the police car and then hit the Mercedes SUV.The report said the 27-year-old man in the Tesla and the driver of the disabled vehicle. Once again, autonomous Tesla’s driving soft was in trouble. The electric vehicle maker uses a camera-based system, a lot of computing power, and sometimes radar to spot obstacles, determine what they are, and then decide what the vehicles should do. The most interesting, it has had trouble with parked emergency vehicles and perpendicular trucks in its path.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration opened a Tesla probe after 11 such crashes since 2018. In those crashes, 17 people were injured and one was killed, the NHTSA said. The investigation is ongoing. Tesla includes Autopilot as a standard offering in all its newer vehicles.They also sells a premium driver assistance system, sold under the moniker Full Self-Driving (FSD). FSD costs $10,000 upfront or $199 per month for subscribers in the U.S. However, drivers must remain attentive behind the wheel.