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A motorist on a Massachusetts highway captured a man asleep behind the wheel of his Tesla, presumably in autopilot mode. It’s the latest incident involving semi-autonomous cars that have police and federal safety experts sounding an alarm.
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Tesla Driver Caught On Camera Apparently Asleep At The Wheel | NBC Nightly News

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  1. Dude, this what call "INOVATION"… Even if he drive manually (not in pilotmode) no one can guarantee he will be 100% save from crash….

  2. I own a Tesla and this is not possible in mine. If you fail to keep your hands on the wheel the car will flash an alert and then slow the car down and then an alarm sounds.

  3. Lol TELSA is the future 😂😂🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯🎯

  4. No Asian driver jokes from me

  5. Alarming nothing. This is an incredible advertisement! The robot is a better driver than 90% of the public. In a few years, 99%.

  6. NBC news – this is BS and VERY OLD news.

  7. Some people obviously should not even be driving.

  8. This video is probably fake. Not only the driver, but the passenger is also asleep? People are gullible.

  9. There should be no such thing as a car that can drive itself. As you can see in this video, people will put way too much trust in it, and there have been several accidents because of it, some fatal from what I heard. When a car is in motion, the driver and only the driver should be in control. Why? BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE AWAKE & ALERT!!! Have we gotten so lazy that even when we drive, we want to make it so easy not to have to be alert to our surroundings or maintaining our presence on the road safely? It makes absolutely no sense and is more proof that we are letting technology take over our lives. Lots of times to our detriment. Some things just need to be done the old fashioned way, and yes, you may actually have to go through the trouble of keeping yourself awake and alert to do them. What a concept.

  10. That Tesla in Florida was def not a crash, u know Florida man, he was trying to make it a convertible

  11. And head could fall into steering wheel with unpleasant consequences.

  12. Looks like they had a great time at the all you can eat buffet

  13. Looks like Tesla saved their life.

  14. They failed to mention that if you ignore the flashing and beeping (which keeps getting louder), the Tesla automatically turns on its emergency flashers and safely brings the car to a stop. And it disables the autopilot feature for the rest of that drive. Tesla engineers put a lot of thought into how it works.

  15. Are people really this stupid? Yes.

  16. Always chinese idiots.. Alwayssss.. Check out some chinese tourist videos.. Its crazzyyy

  17. Welcome to the transition of our future cars.

  18. I trust the machine more than stupid humans.

  19. Most Asians in America spend more time in there cars. Cause they have 20 people living in one home.

  20. maybe the car should automatically slow down with flashers on n make it pull over when they dont put the hands on the wheel

  21. They must be livin the dream

  22. [Ford has left the chat]
    [General Motors has left the chat]
    [Chrysler has left the chat]

    [Elon Musk added Rivian]
    [Elon Musk added Byton]

  23. 0:47 i didn't know tesla sold convertibles

  24. YEAH he taped it but did he try to throw something at the window to wake em up. SMH, Instead of taping him he could have saved lives as well

  25. Totally bogus hoax!  My older Tesla will save my life if I fall asleep. In 20 seconds of your hands not on the wheel it starts flashing the display, at 25 seconds beeps loudly. There is no way you could stay asleep.  It is like an airplane with both a pilot and co-pilot: SAFER! If this driver was actually asleep, which I doubt, it saved his life.

  26. Has this world gotten to the point ( i don't think i need to stay awake to go work &take a nap?) Someone caught doing this your car insurance should be $4,000. Monthly bc you are stupid person.

  27. of course they're asian…. worst drivers on the planet 😂😂😂

  28. Really? They both was that tired that the both had to nap. They look like 2 drug addicts.

  29. This is not only a dumb problem its also a very VERY EASY problem to solve. The Tesla cars already has systems to identify and warn if the driver has his or her hands off the wheel. Obviously their implementations are no where near enough. All Tesla needs to do is impliment a shake system into the drivers seat in combination with a very loud alarm to awaken the driver. Basically replicating the same effect that occurs when a sleepy driver veers off onto the side of the road, which its tires running over those staggered slots in the roads concrete ment to awaken and or alert drivers of the cars position coming off the main road. The vibration and the sound that comes from the tires into the cabin makes it near impossible for anyone sleep not to be quickly awakened by the startling sound.

  30. Shame on you NBC! If you would have done your homework you would have found that it is a virtual impossibility to sleep in a Tesla with the version of full self driving driving mode available today. If the steering wheel does not get driver input between 30 and 45 seconds the vehicle will alert the driver with a series of audible beeps. If the driver still doesn’t correct the situation, than the car will turn on the hazard flashers and immediately slow the vehicle to a complete stop. This information is available all over the net, and from Tesla. The individuals who perpetrated this prank should be interviewed to reveal the real story. You chose NOT to validate this story for reasons not yet disclosed.

  31. Inez Qtaish already e filed my lawsuits , I printed copies of all fourteen lawsuits, I looked online to make sure my lawsuits was accepted, I'm going to call tomorrow and make sure my motion is ready for pick up and I am going to the hearing on the date schedule, my lawsuits are already filed In the system.

  32. Wow. This is a perfect example of alfuenza! It just proves that "stupid" + Wealrhy = demagoguery.

  33. That Does it I’m buying one ASAP

  34. This is terrible concept and technology. We are devolving.. .not evolving.
    Electric cars are over.

  35. I trust that Tesla driving more than I trust those Asians driving.

  36. If falling asleep in your Tesla while it's on autopilot was safe behavior Tesla would say so. 😟
    These 2 are driving a time 💣 bomb.

  37. they are already ghosts !!

  38. The car probably drove better than they would have anyway.

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