YouTube video captures hilarious moment 70-year-old uses Tesla Model S' autopilot

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Feeling like you've lost control while driving a car can be quite a frightening experience. And a new video shows this can be the case even when the car is equipped with the latest technology that means it is more than capable of driving itself. An elderly woman in the US has had a hilarious reaction to using the autopilot function in a Tesla Model S for the first time. The autopilot function lets the car use a range of sensors both inside and outside the vehicle to maintain its speed, keep a safe distance from the car in front and change lanes automatically. Tesla requires drivers to remain engaged and aware when Autosteer is enabled and drivers must keep their hands on the steering wheel, the company said.


Tesla's self-driving feature may have saved a man's LIFE getting him to hospital

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Tesla's autopilot function may have helped save the life of a driver in Missouri. Joshua Neally was suffering from a pulmonary embolism while behind the wheel, but was able to switch the car into self-driving mode, allowing it to drive him the 20 miles to hospital. Despite this, there have been some concerns about Tesla's autopilot after the feature was blamed for a fatal accident in May when it failed to recognize a trailer in its path. Tesla chief Elon Musk denied the feature was at fault and logs released by the electric car manufacturer showed that the feature was not turned on at the time of the crash, despite reports that it may have played a role. A pulmonary embolism is a blockage in the pulmonary artery, the blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the lungs.


Tesla 'Autopilot' crash which killed Chinese driver shown in new footage

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This is the terrifying moment a driver was killed when his Tesla car crashed into a parked lorry while the futuristic vehicle was reportedly in'autopilot' mode. The incident took place in China in January when Gao Yaning, 23, collided with the back of a road sweeper vehicle in the northeastern province of Hebei. It was previously thought a crash in Florida in May involving a Tesla Model S in semi-automatic mode was the first fatality in one of the company's vehicles. Another Tesla crashed in China in August after a driver mistakenly switched on the autopilot believing it to be a'self driving' mode. The footage shows the car driving along at speed along a road, seemingly without any problems, until it ploughs into the rear of the road sweeper.


Tesla autopilot causes first crash in China but car maker is blaming the driver

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A Tesla vehicle crashed in China on Wednesday after the driver mistook'autopilot mode' for a'self-driving' function. The driver is now pointing fingers at Tesla sales staff for overplaying the car's actual capabilities, claiming they implied that the system should take control of steering and braking under certain conditions. Tesla says Luo Zhen, the driver of the car, was responsible for maintaining control of the vehicle, but their investigation revealed his hands were not detected on the wheel. A Tesla vehicle crashed in China Wednesday (pictured), after the driver mistook'autopilot mode' for a'self-driving' function. The driver is now pointing fingers at the car maker's sales staff for overplaying the car's actual capabilities, in that the system should take control of steering and braking under certain conditions While driving to work, Lou Zhen set his Tesla Model S sedan in autopilot and took his hands off the wheel.


Video capturing Tesla's autopilot system saving Ohio driver from high-speed crash

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Joshua, who has been driving his Tesla since July 2015, said that other motorists had spotted the truck driver's mistake Joshua, who has been driving his Tesla since July 2015, said that other motorists had spotted the truck driver's mistake. He said: 'There was a group of women in the black Sedan to my left and they went nuts about the guy and what he did. 'Once I was beside the truck as it slowed down on the ramp, the guy gestured "sorry" and I gave him an "it's okay" wave.' He said that he has done a lot of experimenting with his Tesla but had never tested the car's side collision avoidance - and was very impressed by it Joshua said that he has done a lot of experimenting with his Tesla but had never tested the car's side collision avoidance - and was very impressed by it. He said: 'Hands down the best car I have ever owned.