Tesla’s autopilot software isn’t meant to have this much control over the vehicle yet, in fact, it is really only meant as a safety measure to current drivers, according to Inverse. So far, autopilot has had a really good record at avoiding accidents and overall keeping people safe. However, if people start thinking that they can just fall asleep behind the wheel, then there is going to be issues.
What do you think should happen to this tired Model S driver? He could have just been caught at the wrong moment, but it sure looks like he is passed out behind the wheel. I, for one, probably wouldn’t put as much trust as he is in his car to keep him safe. Autopilot technology isn’t quite to that point yet, but it will be in the near future.