A Tesla car that crashed into a parked police car in California was using the vehicle’s assistive Autopilot mode.
The incident is one of several to involve the firm’s semi-automation feature, which appears on models of its cars and uses sensors to carry out some self-driving capabilities.
The driver in this incident suffered minor injuries and told police she was using Autopilot. It is not the first time a Tesla using the system has hit a stationary vehicle.
Tesla has said drivers are reminded that they must maintain control of the vehicle at all times by keeping their hands on the wheel when using the system.
A driver in the UK was banned in April after being spotted sitting in the passenger seat after engaging the Autopilot system.
Rights groups in the US have recently called on the country’s Federal Trade Commission to investigate Tesla over the marketing of the assistive driving tool, labelling the name Autopilot “deceptive and misleading”.
Self-driving car technology is developed in multiple forms by a range of companies, including Google, whose subsidiary Waymo is testing fully autonomous cars on roads in the US.