CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

Teslas are quite capable of driving themselves on highways and while drivers are always prompted to keep their hands on the wheel at all times even when that functionality is enabled, there has always been the potential for misuse. That’s likely what was happening when the cops tried to pull over a Tesla Model S last week in California with a seemingly asleep driver at the wheel. The California Highway Patrol tried to pull over a Tesla Model S last week with a driver that seemed to be asleep behind the wheel. The car was going southbound on Highway 101 in Palo Alto. The officers say that they couldn’t get the man’s attention.A spokesman for the California Highway Patrol told KCBS radio that “One of the officers basically ended up going in front of the vehicle and basically tried to slow it down.” The car apparently kept going for about seven miles before it came to a stop.One would immediately think that the driver had the Autopilot system enabled which is why the car was able

CHP may have used Tesla Autopilot to stop speeding car

The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep.

Tue 4 Dec 18 from Phys.org

Police may have used Tesla’s Autopilot feature to stop driver asleep at the wheel

Redwood City California Highway Patrol stopped a Tesla Model 3 they suspected was running Autopilot with a drunk driver asleep at the wheel. The incident occurred last Friday, November ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from The Verge

Police Pull Over Self-Driving Tesla with Sleeping Man Behind the Wheel

There may come a day when cars can truly drive themselves and you can take a nap during your commute, but we're not there yet. The post Police Pull Over Self-Driving Tesla with Sleeping Man ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Extremetech

Driver Slept For Seven Miles As Cops Chased His Tesla

Teslas are quite capable of driving themselves on highways and while drivers are always prompted to keep their hands on the wheel at all times even when that functionality is enabled, there ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Ubergizmo

Tesla drove 7 miles using Autopilot as driver allegedly slept drunk behind the wheel

Police spotted the gray Model S belonging to Alexander Samek, the chair of the Los Altos Planning Commission, doing 70 mph on Highway 101 early Friday. As this was above the speed limit, officers ...

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Techspot

Tesla On Autopilot Caught Chauffeuring Sleeping Drunk Driver Down California 101

California Highway Patrol officers pulled alongside a Tesla car cruising down the highway recently and were surprised to see that the man behind the wheel of the car was fast asleep. When they ...

Sun 2 Dec 18 from HotHardware

Cops pull over Tesla cruising on freeway with apparently asleep driver

The driver was arrested for drunk driving.

Fri 30 Nov 18 from Arstechnica

Tesla autopilot blamed as driver found asleep at 70mph

Mon 3 Dec 18 from Telegraph.co.uk Tech

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