Tesla car on autopilot crashes into police vehicles on freeway

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/12/12
By: Wu Rui-chi and Elizabeth Hsu

Photo courtesy of the National Highway Police Bureau

Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) A Tesla sedan on autopilot crashed into two police patrol cars parked on the side of a freeway in northern Taiwan Tuesday night but caused no casualties, according to traffic police.

The driver in the Tesla electric car had turned on its autonomous driving assistant system shortly he entered the north-bound National Freeway No. 3, traveling from Miaoli, police said Wednesday.

At the 99.3 kilometer mark on the Hsinchu section of the freeway, four traffic police officers were dealing with an accident on the inside lane and the two police vehicles were parked on the side of the road, according to Lin Tien-kan (林天淦), a deputy division chief at the National Highway Police Bureau.

He said the police had put up a barricade of 12 traffic cones and eight warning lamps about 100 meters ahead of the accident site.    [FULL  STORY]

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