Tesla’s Autopilot feature avoided a crash before it even happened, new video seems to show

  • The clip, uploaded by Twittter user Hans Noordsij, reveals dash cam footage from a Tesla traveling down the A2 highway in the Netherlands.
  • Everything seems to be just fine until the Tesla suddenly beeps and begins to decelerate.
  • Within a moment, the car ahead of the Tesla collides into an SUV causing a major accident on the freeway.
  • According to Noordsij, no one was seriously injured. Read more

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9 dead, more injured at Berlin Christmas Market after truck reportedly mows into crowd

  • A truck reportedly crashed into a Berlin Christmas market on Monday, according to a report from Germany’s Berliner Zeitung, leaving at least nine people dead and others wounded.
  • The Berliner Zeitung reported that a truck drove into the Breitscheidplatz Christmas market, in the Berlin neighborhood of Charlottenburg. 
  • It is not yet clear whether the crash was an accident or an intentional attack.
  • A tweet allegedly from a bystander purported that “there is no road nearby” the scene of the incident. This is a developing story.

Plane carrying 81, including Brazil’s Chapecoense football club, crashed in Colombia

  • A charter plane carrying 81 passengers, including 22 players of the Brazilian football club Chapecoense, as well as nine crew crashed overnight near Medellin, Colombia.
  • 75 people aboard were killed. Six people survived, and one died at the hospital after reportedly surviving the initial crash, officials said. 
  • Three soccer players, Alan Luciano Rushel, Helio Hermito Zampier and Jackson Ragnar Follman, are among the six survivors.
  • Two crew members and a journalist were the other survivors.
  • Airport authorities said the plane reported an electrical failure before declaring an emergency.
  • It subsequently went down in a mountainous area outside the city. Read more

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