A Tesla operating in partial Autopilot mode on Saturday plowed into a Florida Highway Patrol cruiser and a disabled vehicle near downtown Orlando.
The trooper operating the cruiser was not in the car at the time. He’d stopped to help the disabled vehicle around 5 a.m. and “narrowly missed” being struck, LHP Lt. Kim Montes told the Orlando SentinelOrlando Sentinel. The 27-year-old Tesla operator and the driver of the disabled vehicle, meanwhile, sustained minor injuries.
The weekend’s crash is under investigation; it remains to be determined whether the autonomous software caused or contributed to the incident. Tesla did not immediately respond to PCMag’s request for comment.