Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A Tesla driver with a suspended license using his car's Autopilot feature slammed into a Michigan State Police car parked on the side of a highway early Monday morning. The agency tweeted that the trooper was responding to an accident involving a car and a deer on I-96 in Eaton County and had the patrol car's emergency lights illuminated. The Tesla Model Y struck the driver's side rear corner of the police car damaging both vehicles.
The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating a crash involving a speeding Tesla that killed two people in a Los Angeles suburb, the agency said on Tuesday. Spokesman Sean Rushton would not say whether the Tesla Model S was on Autopilot when it crashed on 29 December in Gardena. That system is designed to automatically change lanes and keep a safe distance from other vehicles. The black Tesla had left a freeway and was moving at a high rate of speed when it ran a red light and slammed into a Honda Civic at an intersection, police said. A man and woman in the Civic died at the scene.
A Tesla driver claims her Model S was in Autopilot mode when it crashed. A Tesla Model S driver is claiming her vehicle was in Autopilot mode when it crashed into a parked police cruiser. The Model S crash happened in Laguna Beach, CA on Tuesday and resulted in minor injuries to the Tesla driver. Tesla's Autopilot feature is an advanced driver-assistant feature on the Model S and Model X that features the ability to change lanes, lane centering, adaptive cruise control, and more. A Tesla driver suffered only minor injuries Tuesday after her sedan crashed into a parked Laguna Beach police car while in autopilot mode, officials said.
But investigators also noted the autopilot system isn't designed to reliably prevent crashes. A Tesla that the driver said was in Autopilot mode struck a parked police vehicle in Laguna Beach, Calif. LOS ANGELES -- The latest crash involving a Tesla in Autopilot mode didn't turn tragic, as some past ones have, but certainly was embarrassing. A Tesla Model S veered into a parked police cruiser Tuesday, severely damaging both vehicles in Laguna Beach, Calif., a coastal community south of Los Angeles. The driver, a 65-year-old from Laguna Niguel, Calif., told officers that he had engaged the car's partial self-driving system, called Autopilot.