In Canada, the driver of a self-driving Tesla car accelerated to 150 kilometers per hour, and then dozed off at the wheel. The motorist was accused of dangerous driving.
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The incident occurred on one of the roads of the city of Ponoka. The Tesla driver is known to be 20 years old. While driving, he used the autopilot. When police officers tried to catch up with the offender's car, the driver's and passenger's seats were reclined, and the people in the car were probably asleep. Initially, Tesla moved at a speed of 140 kilometers per hour, but later accelerated to 150 km / h. When the police car turned on its hazard lights, other vehicles on the road began to keep clear of the chase.
Police Sergeant Darry Turnbull said he has worked in law enforcement for over 20 years. The main service life falls on traffic control. What was happening on the road literally left him speechless. The police officer has not seen anything similar before, but he understands that modern technologies have gone far ahead. The Tesla driver case is scheduled to be reviewed at the end of 2020. Initially, he was charged with speeding, for which he faces a 24-hour deprivation of a driver's license, but later the case was reclassified as “dangerous driving”.
It should be noted that Elon Musk's cars are currently operating in the second level autopilot mode. It requires the driver to be vigilant and keep their hands on the steering wheel in order to be able to react to danger at any time.