Tesla drivers keep falling asleep behind the wheel on autopilot
Several different Tesla drivers have been caught catching some z's while at the wheel.
CALIFORNIA — If you're one of those people who has trouble falling asleep, you might want to consider getting a Tesla.
According to Electrek, several different Tesla drivers have been caught snoozing at the wheel while on Autopilot—because what else are you going to do if you don't have to steer.
NBC 4 reported that last week a driver was caught on camera completely passed out cruising down the 405 Freeway in L.A. with something tied around the steering wheel.
Electrek reports that the "something" was probably a device designed to trick Autopilot into sensing that someone is gripping the wheel.
The man must have counted some serious sheep because he was on self snooze for at least 30 miles.
Another slumbering Tesla driver was then caught last Friday driving in the Bay Area during heavy rush hour traffic with sleep mode fully engaged.
The 16-second clip was posted up on Reddit.
Tesla drivers are told that they should remain alert and ready to take control at anytime while using Autopilot.
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