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Monday, 21 September 2020 21:19

Tesla Driver Caught Sleeping While Going 93 MPH on Autopilot

Written by Loukia Papadopoulos, Interesting Engineering
Tesla Driver Caught Sleeping While Going 93 MPH on Autopilot RCMP Alberta/Twitter

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Tesla's Autopilot feature is not meant to be used on its own and instead requires a driver to always be present and alert behind the wheel.

You'd think it would have become common knowledge after some notable accidents; however, it seems like some people are still lagging behind. 

 

Just last week, a bunch of intoxicated drivers put Tesla on Autopilot and left the driver's seat empty so they could drink and have fun. Now, it seems a Candian driver has been caught sleeping while Autopilot drove the car at 93 mph (150 km/h).

 

The incident was reported both on Twitter by the Alberta Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and on Canadian news.

 

"The officer was able to obtain radar readings on the vehicle, confirming that it had automatically accelerated up to exactly 93 mph (150 kph),” the RCMP said in a statement to Global News.

 

The RCMP took the matter very seriously and charged the driver with speeding. They also issued a 24-hour license suspension.


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