It took California Highway Patrol seven minutes to pull over a Tesla driver. The driver appeared to be asleep at his wheel.
Alexander Samek had allegedly dozed off while operating his Tesla Model S when an officer tried to pull him over. In the end, the police had to surround the car to slow it down and then arrested Samek on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The Model S is thought to have been in Autopilot, Tesla’s self-driving mode. This is what would have enabled a sleeping Samek to keep driving for the seven minutes it took Highway Patrol to stop him. It’s not currently clear if Autopilot was active, however. Read more…
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