Advertisements
This is the moment a driver is rescued from the side swept in the pouring rain on an American highway by his autopilot of the electric Tesla

The Moment Tesla autopilot system prevents the driver from being hit by a pick-up truck … and he doesn't even realize it

  • Near miss was recorded on film by an external camera from Tesla Model 3
  • Car drives in fading light on an American highway when the truck comes into view
  • Tesla quickly bends into the left lane to avoid the truck
  • Driver Jeff McQuinn said he had only purchased the electric car two days earlier
Advertisements

This is the moment a driver is rescued from being swept aside in the pouring rain on an American highway by his electric Tesla car & autopilot – but he thinks his car is not working properly.

Advertisements

The near-accident, recorded on film by one of the external cameras of the Tesla Model 3, shows the car that drives on the highway in falling light.

Suddenly a bright orange pickup truck looms into view and when it is less than the width of a car away from a collision, the Tesla bends to the left and out of the way.

This is the moment a driver is rescued from the side swept in the pouring rain on an American highway by his autopilot of the electric Tesla

This is the moment a driver is rescued from the side swept in the pouring rain on an American highway by his autopilot of the electric Tesla

The driver of the truck will then remain in his original lane and the Tesla will keep a lane between the lanes.

Advertisements

The Tesla driver, Jeff McQuinn, had received the Model 3, which was released in July 2017, just two days before his arrival.

Under the video he posted on YouTube, he explained that he initially thought his new car was not working properly.

& # 39; At first I thought something was wrong with my car, or the autopilot was not working properly in the rain when it was swinging hard in the other lane.

& # 39; It gave all the warnings, but I thought maybe rain would hit the camera lens.

& # 39; It was only when I looked at the dashcam that (I realized) saved me a moderate accident (sic), & # 39; he added.

The near-accident, recorded on film by one of the external cameras of the Tesla Model 3, shows an orange pickup truck suddenly looming in sight on an American highway and the Tesla & # 39; s Autopilot. system drives the electric car to the left to avoid it
Advertisements

The near-accident, recorded on film by one of the external cameras of the Tesla Model 3, shows an orange pickup truck suddenly looming in sight on an American highway and the Tesla & # 39; s Autopilot. system drives the electric car to the left to avoid it

The near-accident, recorded on film by one of the external cameras of the Tesla Model 3, shows an orange pickup truck suddenly looming in sight on an American highway and the Tesla & # 39; s Autopilot. system drives the electric car to the left to avoid it

The driver of the truck will then remain in his original lane and the Tesla will keep a lane between the lanes. The Tesla driver, Jeff McQuinn, had received the Model 3, which was released in July 2017, just two days before his short call

The driver of the truck will then remain in his original lane and the Tesla will keep a lane between the lanes. The Tesla driver, Jeff McQuinn, had received the Model 3, which was released in July 2017, just two days before his short call

The driver of the truck will then remain in his original lane and the Tesla will keep a lane between the lanes. The Tesla driver, Jeff McQuinn, had received the Model 3, which was released in July 2017, just two days before his short call

Tesla, owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, released Model 3 in July 2017 – it costs around £ 45,000.

Advertisements

The Autopilot system uses eight cameras, ultrasonic sensors and radar to scan the road around the car and constantly monitor for threats.

However, another car produced by the company, the Model X, crashed in California while using the Autopilot system in June 2018, killing the driver.

. (TagsToTranslate) Dailymail (t) news