screenshot from the video below
A Tesla owner in the Netherlands pushed his/her Tesla Autopilot well beyond what anyone should do on a public roadway. It appears that they engaged the autopilot and then jumped in the back seat and began filming. This is obviously extremely dangerous, untested and a poor way to test a feature. From the video you can see the red light beeping and it appears that the vehicle is holding the to 83km/h speed.
This is precisely why Tesla said it was implementing additional safety measures into the Autopilot system at its earnings call last week..
On the other hand, it is good to see that the autopilot seems to be handling itself ok – which bodes well for the FUTURE or when someone loses consciousness behind the wheel.
DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME.
Published on Nov 6, 2015
Stupid Idiot is in the back seat while his car is driving in autopilot on the highway with 83 KM / Hour
Private property? NO
Road closed to all other traffic? NO
No bystanders in any potential path of the vehicle? NO
Passenger ready to brake, steer, or otherwise control the vehicle as needed for safety? NO
Speed as low as possible 18 MPH? NO
Tested with driver multiple times prior? NO
Straight section of road that probably could have been done like this without autopilot in the first place? NO
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Behind the wheel. Not behind the wheel. It doesn’t matter; it’s forbidden by law to NOT hold the steering wheel.