🔗 Tesla driver filmed ‘asleep’ at wheel in Los Angeles
Saturday, 24 August, 2019 — links technological-failure
From The Independent:
A video appearing to show a Tesla driver asleep while his vehicle drove on auto-pilot has prompted criticism online.
The footage, posted on Twitter by US journalist Clint Olivier and filmed by his wife Alisha, was filmed on Los Angeles‘ busy interstate 5 last Saturday morning.
As Mr Olivier drives past the car, which is travelling steadily along the middle lane, Ms Olivier can be heard saying: “He’s totally asleep. This is crazy.”
There’s a broader post to write about the specific nomenclature of Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving tech being named Autopilot, and how drivers interpret the word. Until I write it, it will have to suffice to say that this incident isn’t the first such incident and will not be the last.
The driver is lucky this wasn’t fatal.