(BAWN-LOS ANGELES) A Tesla Model S driver in Southern California was caught on camera seemingly asleep at the wheel while driving on Autopilot.
Tesla Autopilot is a driver assist system that can steer and regulate the speed of a Tesla vehicle on the highway, but it still requires the driver to pay attention and be ready to take control at all times.
Over the last few years, Tesla has implemented alert systems to require the driver to keep their hands on the wheel, but it hasn’t stopped some people from misusing Autopilot.
Kevin Paschal from Southern California spotted one of those people on the highway yesterday.
He filmed a Tesla Model S owner seemingly asleep at the wheel on the highway while on Autopilot:
Paschal said that the driver was like that for “several miles” and when asked why he didn’t honk to attempt to wake him or get him to pay attention, he wrote:
“I’m not sure the car would have cared. I wasn’t joking when I said it was still driving better than most of SoCal. Dude was perfectly centered in his lane the whole time and maintained a safe distance from all vehicles”
Again, The Tesla Motors Ask that all drivers are asked to pay attention at all time when using Autopilot. (BAWN)
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