you know what’s crazy?
i’ve been seeing the telsa model s everywhere since i wrote about it.
remember how fascinated i was ( x with the auto pilot feature )?
well someone has allegedly died because of it.
a f-bi sent me the article from the huffington post and well…
Safety regulators in the United States are investigating a fatal crash involving a Tesla Model S that was using an “Autopilot” feature, Tesla Motors announced in a blog post Thursday.
The company said this is the first time someone has been killed while using Autopilot, which essentially drives the car for you. The crash happened on May 7, The New York Times reported.
“What we know is that the vehicle was on a divided highway with Autopilot engaged when a tractor trailer drove across the highway perpendicular to the Model S,” Tesla wrote. “Neither Autopilot nor the driver noticed the white side of the tractor trailer against a brightly lit sky, so the brake was not applied.”
The company said the crash took place under “extremely rare circumstances,” and that it was fatal because of where the Model S hit the trailer. It added that Autopilot is disabled by default and that a driver must explicitly acknowledge its experimental technology before using it.
The Model S will also tell drivers to keep their hands on the wheel; it alerts drivers and eventually slows down if they release their grip. Of course, even an instant of distraction can be deadly on the road.
Tesla released Autopilot on some of its vehicles last year. The limited autonomous feature allows the car to drive itself on major highways in the four states — California, Florida, Michigan and Nevada — plus the District of Columbia that have legalized self-driving cars on major roadways. When on private property, Tesla owners can summon their Autopilot-enabled cars with the click of a button. Tesla said the feature is disabled on public land, so the car can’t drive through a parking lot to meet its driver at the entrance to a store, for instance.
who here still wants a telsa model s for auto piloy?
jamari didn’t raise his hands tho.
i told ya’ll that may have been an alleged segue to a mess.
driving requires control.
it’s not an airplane.
you got crazy ass drivers doing random shit all around you.
to even think of taking a nap behind the wheel is ridiculous to me.
animals are becoming too lazy due to their electronics these days.
next up: child birth on auto pilot.
smh.rip to that driver.
read full article: the huffington post