Judgy-Pants: Tesla-Driver-Napping-on-Autopilot Edition

Judgy-Pants: Tesla-Driver-Napping-on-Autopilot Edition

Judgy-Pants: Tesla-Driver-Napping-on-Autopilot Edition

Video that surfaced on Twitter appears to show the driver behind a Tesla fast asleep as the vehicle speeds along the Massachusetts Turnpike Sunday.

The statement from Tesla stated: "Many of these videos appear to be risky pranks or hoaxes".

In the same interview, Randall adds that this particular incident taught him an important lesson: to keep his eyes peeled whenever he spots a Tesla in traffic because who knows if the driver is alert or not.

Tesla cars, made by Elon Musk's flagship brand, boast the self-drive technology as part of their arsenal of features.

Autopilot can steer, accelerate, and brake on its own, but it is not considered self-driving technology. YouTube is littered with other examples, including cases where the driver has literally climbed out of his seat and away from the controls.

"It was just so odd and baffling" said Dakota Randall, who shot the video, in an interview with WBZ-TV. State police say they're aware of the video.

Both the driver and his female passenger appear to be sleeping as the Tesla cruises along in self-driving mode.

The footage, which was filmed in Newton, Massachusetts on Sunday, is thought to show a driver and a passenger taking a rest from the journey in a Tesla - with their hands hanging low as the vehicle travels along. "Teslas are sick, I guess?" Our driver-monitoring system repeatedly reminds drivers to remain engaged and prohibits the use of Autopilot when warnings are ignored. "At highway speeds, drivers typically receive warnings every 30 seconds or less if their hands aren't detected on the wheel", the spokesperson said.

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