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Tesla driver blames Autopilot for crash, faces negligent driving charge (ars technica)

Enlarge / Tesla Model S driving on the freeway in Silicon Valley. (credit: Andrei Stanescu / Getty Images) A Massachusetts man is facing a negligent-driving charge after his Tesla slammed into a police car that was parked by the side of the road. According to a state trooper, the man had Tesla's Autopilot technology turned on and said that he "must not have been paying attention." The crash occurred in December, but the defendant, Nicholas Ciarlone, was only recently charged in the incident. N...
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A Tesla on Autopilot slammed into a police car, according to a new report — and now the driver is facing criminal charges

A Tesla slammed into a police cruiser during a traffic stop in Massachusetts in December 2019. The driver told the state trooper at the time that the car was on Autopilot, according to an incident report first reported by NBC 10 Boston. NBC 10 Boston reports he's now facing criminal negligence charges related to the wreck. Tesla's Autopilot instructions say a driver should always be ready to take over from the computer at any time. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. A Massach...
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