A motorist, whose Tesla car was on autopilot, was watching a movie on his cell phone as he crashed into a patrol car on the highway.
At the material time, North Carolina police were responding to another call for another accident on Highway 64, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said in a statement.
The impact of the collision knocked two officers to the ground, but luckily no one was injured.
The driver, Devainder Goli, has been charged with breaching the safety corridor and distracted driving.
However, Tesla cars’ autopilot mode should normally be able to make a lane change, stay on track, and stay a safe distance from other cars.