A quick nap can make you really strong for the rest of the day. However, we generally do not recommend taking the said nap behind the wheel of a car. Well, try explaining that a 20-year-old Tesla driver in Canada who recently slept while his car was autopilot – with a top speed of 93 mph.
Alberta Police were informed this summer by fellow drivers who were speeding on Highway 2 near Bunuca in 2019 by a Tesla Model S. This is because both seats were curved forward, and the driver and passenger, who were on either side, appeared to be carrying some Feelings.
“There was no windshield watching where the car was heading,” RCPC Sgt. Dary Turnbull told CBC News.
It was not clear how the officers withdrew the violating car, indicating that the car was speeding and the unnamed driver was in the dreamland, but once arrested, he was charged with speed and dangerous driving. . His license was also suspended for 24 hours, which allowed him plenty of time to rest in a suitable bed. He is scheduled to appear in court in December.
Tesla does not intend for its autopilot feature to be autonomous; When drivers enable this, they will have to agree to “keep their hands on the steering wheel at all times” and “maintain control and responsibility for their vehicle.” Autopilot also has a visual and audible warning to keep the car running safely, which doesn’t bother you enough to get you out of a deep sleep.
“I’ve been in the police for over 23 years,” said Turnbull, and most of those who enforce the traffic law, I’m speechless. I’ve never seen anything like this before, but of course, the technology wasn’t there. “
If we need any evidence that autopilot is a dumb, dangerous auto facility, we have it now.