The Tesla Autopilot technology has previously stirred a great deal of controversy last year, when the first fatal Tesla car crash occurred, but this time things were not as severe.
According to local publication The Arizona Republic, Phoenix police confirmed on Monday that a slight accident occurred when a Tesla Model X and a police officer on duty exited the Black Canyon Freeway heading to Utopia Road last week, on March 21.
The police officer was reportedly riding his motorcycle in front of the Tesla and stopped at a stoplight. The Tesla vehicle reportedly stopped only briefly, then started moving forward. The police officer jumped off the motorcycle and moved away, so the Tesla Model X only struck the fallen bike. Neither vehicle suffered any damage, or at least none was reported.
More evidence that self-driving cars are not ready for prime-time.