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Tesla in Autopilot mode crashes into California police car

  • COURTESY LAGUNA BEACH POLICE

    A Tesla sedan, left, that was in Autopilot mode crashed into a parked police cruiser today in Laguna Beach, Calif. Police Sgt. Jim Cota says an officer was not in the cruiser at the time of the crash and the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries.

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. >> Authorities say a Tesla sedan in Autopilot mode has crashed into a parked police cruiser in Southern California.

Police Sgt. Jim Cota says the officer was not in the cruiser during the crash today in Laguna Beach. He says the Tesla driver suffered minor injuries.

The police SUV ended up with its two passenger-side wheels on a sidewalk.

Tesla’s semi-autonomous Autopilot mode has come under scrutiny following other recent crashes. The carmaker says the function is not designed to avoid a collision and warns drivers not to rely on it entirely.

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