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Tesla Autopilot ‘Predicts’ Car Crash Before It Actually Happens, Saves Driver
By Yoon Sann Wong, 30 Dec 2016
One of the safety features that Tesla prides itself upon is its self-driving hardware. This autopilot feature was recently put to the test in an incident that occurred on a highway in the Netherlands.
The footage, uploaded to Twitter by Hans Noordsij, shows a car that is ahead of the Tesla attempting to overtake an SUV on the highway. Before the two automobiles make contact, the Tesla emits a beeping sound prior to activating the emergency brakes, ultimately preventing a more severe accident from arising.
Watch the clip below.
Original video, authorisation from the owner. Essential, no one could predict the accident but the radar did and acted by emergency braking. pic.twitter.com/70MySRiHGR— Hans Noordsij (@HansNoordsij) December 27, 2016
[via Highsnobiety, video via Hans Noordsij]
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