WATCH: Video shows Tesla on autopilot crash into FHP cruiser

ORLANDO, Fla. — Newly released video from the Florida Highway Patrol shows the moment a Tesla on autopilot crashed into a cruiser along I-4.

In the early morning hours of August 28, the trooper had stopped to help a driver whose SUV had broken down on I-4 near downtown Orlando.

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Read: Tesla on autopilot crashes into FHP cruiser on I-4

Video shows the trooper outside of his cruiser as he helps the driver of an SUV that had crashed earlier.

The Tesla, which was traveling westbound, can be seen slamming into the cruiser before screeching to a halt just feet away from the trooper.

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FHP said the driver of the Tesla told investigators that the car was on “autopilot” at the time of the crash.

In September, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration listed the crash as one of 12 crashes in its investigation of Tesla’s Autopilot system.

READ: US asks Tesla how Autopilot responds to emergency vehicles

In an 11-page letter sent to Tesla, the agency requested detailed information on how Tesla’s Autopilot system detects and reacts to emergency vehicles parked on highways.

NHTSA has been looking into Tesla’s driver-assist systems after a series of collisions with emergency vehicles since 2018.

See the video from FHP below:


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Matt Reeser, WFTV.com

Matt Reeser joined WFTV in 1998 as a news photographer and has worked for television stations in Kentucky and West Virginia.