Tesla ‘s autopilot feature has long been in th enews over the past year. Amid dozens of reports of drivers misuing th program, the program is once again in the news this time in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the 27-year-old driver of the Tesla reportedly had the system partially engaged when he crashed into a highway patrol officer.
The officer was reportedly on their way to help a disabled vehicle while riding along a local highway. Per officer reports, the Tesla crashed into the left side of the vehicle but neither the driver or the officer were actually injured in the crash.
It has sparked a wider discussion of sorts in an already murky discussion about the use of smart and AI technology leaving tasks like driving to a computer.