The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) stated it obtained a grievance of a automobile dashing close to Ponoka, Alberta at round four pm on July 9.The automobile was touring at greater than 140 km (86.9 miles) per hour, with each entrance seats “fully reclined and each occupants showing to be asleep,” the RCMP stated.When a police officer approached the automobile with emergency lights the Tesla “mechanically started to speed up” to 150 km (93.2 m) per hour, the RCMP stated. After pulling him over, the officer charged the driving force, who’s from British Columbia, with dashing and suspended his license for 24 hours. After additional investigation, police charged him with harmful driving and he’s summoned to seem in courtroom in December.”Though producers of recent autos have inbuilt safeguards to stop drivers from profiting from the brand new security programs in autos, these programs are simply that — supplemental security programs,” Superintendent Gary Graham of Alberta RCMP Visitors Providers stated. “They aren’t self-driving programs, they nonetheless include the duty of driving.”Tesla didn’t reply to a request for remark from CNN. The corporate has been adamant that drivers preserve management of the automobile whereas the Autopilot system is in use, with a warning earlier than it’s first used saying drivers should hold their palms on the steering wheel and be ready to take over at any time. Whereas Autopilot can hold the automobile in a freeway lane and preserve distance from visitors, it isn’t a totally autonomous system and nonetheless requires driver oversight.However it isn’t the primary time the automobile producer and Autopilot have been embroiled in a visitors incident — although the corporate has defended the expertise.Final 12 months, a 50-year-old man died in a automobile crash after switching from handbook mode to Autopilot, in accordance with the Nationwide Transportation Security Board (NTSB). And in 2018, Apple worker Walter Huang died when his automobile veered off a freeway to the left, accelerated and crashed earlier than bursting into flames. The Autopilot characteristic had been engaged for practically 19 minutes, the NTSB discovered. His household introduced final 12 months they had been suing Tesla, claiming the characteristic precipitated his demise.On the time, Tesla stated that the one manner the automobile might have crashed is that if Huang had not “paid consideration” to the street, “regardless of the automobile offering a number of warnings to take action.” One other man, Joshua Brown, died in May 2016 when his Tesla crashed right into a tractor-trailer in Florida whereas the software program was lively.CNN’s Jackie Wattles and Peter Valdes-Dapena contributed to this report.