Tesla driver is caught on camera slumbering while driving at 60 km / h along the longest highway in Massachusetts
- Driver in black Tesla is seen while driving on Massachusetts Turnpike
- Dakota Randall saw the driver and passenger asleep at 3 p.m. at exit 17 in Newton
- He said the car was traveling at speeds of 55 to 60 mph while on cruise control
- Tesla states that the autopilot function requires the driver to supervise the road
The driver of a Tesla car fell asleep at the wheel while driving at 60 km / h on the longest highway in Massachusetts.
Shocking footage captures the black Tesla's driver with his head down as he drives along Massachusetts Turnpike, which spans 138 miles from West Stockbridge to East Boston.
Sports journalist Dakota Randall, from Brighton, Massachusetts, recorded the video of the dormant driver and passenger at exit 17 in Newton at 3 p.m. yesterday.
Dozing: the Tesla driver and passenger are asleep in the car on the Massachusetts Turnpike, at exit 17 in Newton. The black Tesla car was noticed by Dakota Randall who was driving between 55 and 60 mph
& # 39; I looked around a bit and saw what I thought someone was sleeping behind the wheel and I thought that couldn't be good, so I did a double take, looked at and sure enough this man was just, head fully asleep between his legs, & Dakota told NBC10 Boston.
Dakota posted the sleeping Tesla driver on Twitter and stated that the busy highway is a & # 39; great place for that & # 39; used to be
He added that he & # 39; would never look at a Tesla car in the same way & # 39 ;.
Dakota said the driver seemed to have cruise control at speeds of 55 to 60 mph while driving along the Tesla for up to a minute before catching up.
After he pulled out his phone to pick up the dormant couple, he said he was even trying to squeak on his receiver that didn't seem to wake them.
Dakota shared the images on Twitter with the caption: & # 39; A man is literally sleeping behind the wheel on the Mass Pike (great place for that). I think Tesla is sick? & # 39;
It is unknown how long the Tesla driver and his passenger slept.
The Tesla Autopilot function is described as an & # 39; advanced safety and convenience & # 39; function designed to help with the most & # 39; tricky parts of driving & # 39 ;.
The Tesla website states: & # 39; With Autopilot your car can automatically steer, accelerate and brake in its lane.
The Tesla car was powered by an autopilot, a feature that Tesla states: & requires active driver supervision & # 39 ;. Dakota Randall saw the couple and even squeaked his horn, preventing them from waking up
& # 39; The current functions of the Autopilot require active supervision from the driver and do not make the vehicle autonomous. & # 39;
Randall did not contact the police after making the video and the state police said no one had contacted them.
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