Tesla Autopilot doing traffic merging is this year's best music video
The music world today is very different to that of previous centuries. New technologies such as cameras and screens have allowed audio and video to become one making for some mighty impressive music videos. The greatest videos come from unicity and creativity such as the 15-minute-long Thriller film and A-Ha’s Take on Me cartoon love story with a twist. However, sometimes a short, dull video can become a masterpiece when coupled with the right musical accompaniment.
That’s what has happened with this short but sweet video by Scott Kubo on YouTube. He has combined a dull – although impressive – video of a Tesla on Autopilt performing lane changes with the most famous Waltz song of them all, The Blue Danube Op. 134 by Johann Strauss II.
It may seem a little random at first, but behind the serene Tesla interior, the car’s computer is performing a dance with the other road users. Furthermore, the car itself is a metaphor for a Waltz dancer. The tranquil car is like the top half of a dance pairing while the computer franticly works, hidden away like a dancer’s feet.
This is just one example of a normal, everyday activity with a car that makes the perfect video for a song. What other motoring manoeuvres would make for a great music video and what song would it be for?