Tesla Model S Driving on Highway While the Driver is Sleeping on the Back Seat

Are we seeing the Future or a Darwin Award Contender?

1y ago


A video of Tesla driver sleeping while 'driving' has gone viral again on Twitter but this time it's on another level. Not just that the driver is sleeping, but he is doing that over the entire rear bench of the seats. Yes, there is no one behind the wheel! Awake or otherwise.

In the video, the camera pans left and right showing that no one is in the driver seat at all, a person sleeping across the rear seats and empty two-lane road. A speed of 115 is displayed on the dashboard but it's unknown if that is in kilometers or miles per hour. I'd bet it's kph.

As I mentioned, this is not the first of such videos where the car is driving itself while the driver is sleeping, and even Tesla company is urging their customers to remain in control of the vehicle while using the Autopilot.

The system required drivers to keep both hands on the steering wheel while in Autopilot, otherwise it will slow the vehicle down, turn on the hazard lights and stop.

Maybe the drink holder attached to the steering wheel in the video is fooling the system enough not to go into panic mode.

Tesla hasn't made any comments about the video yet.

Would you ever give control to Autopilot and go to sleep? Comment bellow👇

Written by: Styp P

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Comments (111)

  • Cars that drive themselves have been around for years. They're called taxis.

    - James May

      1 year ago
  • That gives a whole new meaning of backseat drivers.

      1 year ago
  • Darwin Award. Tesla can go to hell.

      1 year ago
    • How is this Tesla's fault?

        1 year ago
    • Sorry, it's not. I just don't like Tesla. And the people who drive them are usually annoying.

        1 year ago
  • if you need an autopilot, GET ON THE FUCKING BUS!!!!

      1 year ago
    • Bus won't stop at you address and wait for when ever you feel like going somewhere.

      Not everyone can afford a private driver to wait for your any wish. That's what autonomous cars will bring to all of us.

        1 year ago
  • The level of trust this man has in this cars auto pilot is unparalleled

      1 year ago