Tesla Driver Avoids Crash By Taking Control From Autopilot

Tesla’s Autopilot system may be the most advanced driving aid on the market but it still has a long way to go before being perfect. Case in point, this near-collision captured on dash cam.

Captured from a Tesla Model S with Autopilot engaged, the clip shows the moment an SUV in a slow-moving lane suddenly pulls out in front of the electric sedan, forcing the Tesla driver to take control and swerve out of the way.

The entire ordeal happens in a split second and the driver only manages to avoid the SUV by mere inches at motorway speeds. He says that if he wasn’t paying attention, Autopilot wouldn’t have even had the chance to react to the impending collision.

While it’s hard to expect such a new technology to be capable of avoiding such incidents just yet, the clip does act as an important example that the system still has a long way to come before being almost faultless and capable of avoiding near-collisions like this.

Additionally, the video underlines how important it is for Tesla drivers to remain vigilant behind the wheel, even if Autopilot is engaged. Remember, it is not a self-driving system but rather a driving aid.


Alfa Romeo DiscoVolante Homage Is A Study Dripping With Sex Appeal

The DiscoVolante Homage shows what a beautiful and fast Alfa Romeo could look like.

McLaren 720S Skips Traffic In Australia, Gets Instant Karma From Undercover Cop

The driver of this McLaren 720S got a rude surprise from an undercover VW Passat police car.

2020 Nissan Pathfinder On Sale With $31,680 Base MSRP

The 2020 Nissan Pathfinder is offered in both 2-wheel drive and 4-wheel drive configurations.

Wiesmann Confirms BMW M’s Twin-Turbo V8 For New “Project Gecko”

The new Wiesmann sports car will ride on an all-new lightweight platform powered by the BMW M5’s engine.

Skoda Kamiq Launches In Great Britain With A £17,700 Price Tag

Skoda is launching the new Kamiq in the United Kingdom, with first deliveries to start in November.

Tesla Model S Prototype Allegedly Demolishes Porsche Taycan’s ‘Ring Lap Record

The fastest lap timed manually by a witness was 7m23s, making the Model S prototype 20 seconds quicker than the Taycan.

Ford Could Build More Than One MEB-Based EV In Europe

Ford is interested in building multiple electric vehicles based on the VW Group’s electric vehicle platform.

Audi’s Deadline For Removing All Illegal Diesel Software Is This Month

Audi will face penalties if it fails to remove illegal software from diesel cars by September 26.

2020 DS 8 Flagship Starts Testing In Europe Ahead Of Launch Next Year

The EMP2-based DS 8 will be built in China and will first launch there before possibly arriving in Europe.

BMW Wants To Kill Off i3 EV Hatch In Favor Of Other Models

BMW’s focus going forward will reportedly be on PHEV derivatives of current models as well as all-electric new models.