TAIPEI (The China Post) – As a leading electric vehicle brand, Tesla’s “self-driving system” is a big selling point. Although convenient, the system has often been blamed for accidents.
Dude asleep at the wheel of his Tesla on the interstate pic.twitter.com/UHdpJtTOiW
— WTF!? (@wtfvids_) March 6, 2019
Recently, a Tesla driver was filmed asleep at the wheel of his car while on autopilot on a busy California freeway at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour. The video posted online scared many people.
Seth Blake, a Southern California musician, who posted the short video of the man asleep on the highway to Twitter, said the driver seemed to be alone in the car with his mouth wide open.
Blake followed the car for about 10 minutes. The driver woke up halfway through, looked around, and fell asleep again.
The most terrifying thing is that the car was traveling at a speed of 120 kilometers per hour along the way. After the video was uploaded online, many netizens asked whether the driver was playing with his life.
According to the company, the autopilot is intended for use only with a fully attentive driver who has his or her hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any time.
This wasn’t the first incident. In December last year, another driver was caught asleep at the wheel of his Tesla, but he was eventually arrested by police.