Tesla Model 3 car is the latest and one of the best electric vehicles in the market but it has a major security flaw which is causing several accidents. The autopilot features of Tesla Model 3 is not safe and has been causing a lot of accidents, cars crashing into even stationary vehicles on the side. Elon Musk designed the Tesla cars to be safer, secure and eco-friendly and installed the autopilot system so that users can drive even when they are not focusing.
But the recent accident which happened last Saturday morning had a Tesla Model 3 crash into a police car that was parked on a highway in Connecticut. Even though no one was injured, it raises serious questions on the safety of the Tesla autopilot system and the Police have warned the drivers not to use the feature.
Tesla Autopilot has Flaws and is Not Ready
As per the reports, one of Tesla Model 3 running on autopilot rear-ended into a police car that was standing still and parked on the sideways. The incident is reported to happen at Interstate 95 in Norwalk, Connecticut during the early morning on Saturday, December 7. Tesla Model 3 crashed into the police car when it had stopped to help the driver of a disabled vehicle. Even after read-ending the police cruiser, the Model 3 car didn’t stop and even collided with the disabled car.
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It was later revealed that the driver of Tesla Model 3 was attending to his dog in the backseat and had put his vehicle on autopilot. Meanwhile, Tesla has already warned its customers that, “the current autopilot system is not there to replace actual drivers and it requires supervision and don’t make the vehicle autonomous.”
Police Issues Warning against Tesla Autopilot
It is not the first time that one of the Tesla cars on autopilot has caused an accident and police have warned drivers of the same. There are reports of at least five accidents and fatalities caused by Tesla Autopilot crashes all over the world. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is also under investigation for such cases and even the Connecticut State Police has also warned the drivers of their region to not depend on autopilot features.
Many Tesla users are reported to sleep off and not pay attention to which police have warned them to stay alert and give full attention despite any autopilot support system.