Without being able to avoid it, the Tesla hits the rear of the plane and pushes it slowly while continuing its course. It ends up stopping before several people come to see the damage, which is currently unknown. A Cirrus spokesperson confirmed to Insider that the aircraft in question was a customer-owned Cirrus Vision Jet. Its price is estimated between 3 and 3.5 million dollars.
Tesla’s “Smart Summon” function, which allows you to automatically drive your vehicle over a short distance, is not its first failure. Insider recalls that during its deployment in 2019, several Tesla cars had mini-accidents after activating this function. In 2021, a Tesla on autopilot mistook the moon for an orange light. The latter had slowed down in a straight line without obstacle. The owner had directly challenged Tesla boss Elon Musk on the social network Twitter. An investigation was opened in Germany in February after several incidents.