Sgt Jim Cota, the public information officer for the Laguna Beach police department who tweeted about the incident, toldThe Guardian that the SUV was a "complete total loss", and that the Tesla's front end was "pretty beat up".
Tesla has repeatedly emphasised that the autopilot system is only meant to assist, not replace, an alert human driver, and requires drivers to agree that they understand how to use it before it can be activated. The impact resulted in the Tesla driver suffering minor injuries, while the police vehicle was unoccupied.
"Thankfully there was not an officer at the time in the police auto", Laguna police Sgt. Jim Cota told the LA Times.
Tesla repeats time and time again that it's autopilot mode is not driverless functionality under a different name. In both cases, Tesla says it can tell from its logs that drivers were either distracted or ignored the car's warnings to take control.
However, the company openly views its navigation software as an "assist mode", meant to ease the burden of long stretches of motorway, rather than a replacement for human navigation.
The inquiry was the second by the safety agency involving Tesla's autopilot feature. Tesla has said that while its autopilot system is supposed to help detect nearby vehicles and avoid collisions, it shouldn't be used in areas with intersections, stop signs, red lights or suddenly changing traffic patterns. A Tesla driving in Autopilot hit a stationary fire engine in Utah in May.
But consumer watchdog groups say Tesla's use of the word "autopilot" in its branding and marketing is misleading.
The chief executive of Tesla, Elon Musk, has previously complained abut media attention on Tesla crashes.
A Greek police official said on Tuesday that no other vehicle was involved in the Friday-night accident in northern Greece and no one was injured.
China has been deploying serious military power to the region - including constructing manmade islands bristling with missiles. China's Foreign Affairs Minister Wang Yi said the U.S. decision to exclude it from RIMPAC was 'very non-constructive'.
Actress Rose McGowan , who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape, applauded the arrest of the Hollywood media mogul in NY on Friday. He was then arraigned on the charges of first- and third-degree rape and committing a criminal sexual act in the first degree.
It accuses Hamas, with whom it has fought three wars since 2008, of seeking to use the protests as cover to carry out violence. Islamic Jihad is the second-most powerful armed group in the Gaza Strip, after Hamas, which runs the Palestinian enclave.
Non-compliance of GDPR rules can cost companies a fortune - 20 million Euros or four per cent of annual turnover. The regulator will continue under the same leadership until the parliament nominates new members.
The first briefing was held with Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan; the GOP chairs of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. And the White House said Kelly would organize the meeting with House lawmakers to discuss the documents.
Personnel who choose not to stand for the anthem may stay in the locker room until after the anthem has been performed. Like Prescott, new Cowboys receivers Allen Hurns and Tavon Austin said Wednesday they plan to stand .
Forecasters say heavy rains are likely across western Cuba, much of Florida and the northern Gulf Coast into early next week. Tropical Storm Watches have been posted for Hancock, Harrison and Jackson counties in South Mississippi.
The Cavs will come in with a similar approach having won both of the previous games in this series that were played in Cleveland. At the end of the day, I mean, s-- I'm exhausted . "It just happens because I've been able to play with some great players".
His breathtaking innings just turned the match in Chennai's favour as Hyderabad had no answer to his onslaught. But when he finally got going, SRH bowlers had no response or clue how to get him to stop again.
The North hasn't openly repeated those same demands after Kim's sudden outreach to Seoul and Washington. Mr Trump withdrew from the planned summit last week, but quickly announced it could get back on track.
He told reporters outside the court that it sounded like the judge was ordering him to move out without enough notice. Supreme Court justice Donald Greenwood branded Mr Rotondo's demand "outrageous" and issued an eviction order.
Cyclone death toll in Oman, Yemen rises to 11
Mekunu was downgraded to a tropical storm as it moved inland towards the Yemeni border and the Empty Quarter in Saudi Arabia. Oman´s civil aviation meanwhile chose to reopen Salalah Airport on Sunday, which had been closed for the past three days.
Hastings Borough Council data breach on eve of new rules
The right to restrict processing: gives a user (in some circumstances) the option to limit how a company uses their data. Under the new laws, companies that don't adequately protect consumer data or misuse it in any way face huge fines.
Rockets' Chris Paul ruled out for Game 6 against Warriors
On Thursday night, in front of their home crowd, the Rockets will get the chance to take a 3-2 series lead back to Oakland. Green produced a costly turnover in their final possession of the game with just 6.2 seconds to go in the fourth quarter.
Trump welcomes NK 'warm' response to canceled summit
Echoing the President, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci accused Democrats of "supporting" Kim. The White House even unveiled a commemorative coin with the profiles of Trump and Kim to herald the "peace talks".
Harvey Weinstein surrenders to police, faces rape charges
Vance's office previously in 2015, when model Ambra Battilana Gutierrez told police that the producer had allegedly groped her. Bail for Weinstein was set at $1 million cash with a $10 million bond alternative, according to the DA's Office.