Stephen: What do you make of people asleep behind the wheel of their Tesla?
On Sunday, someone traveling on the Massachusetts Turnpike posted footage of another driver sleeping behind the wheel of his Tesla, which was in autopilot mode. Dakota Randall, who shared the footage on Twitter, tells the AP that the Tesla was traveling between 55 to 60 miles per hour, and that he honked to try and wake up the sleepy driver, to no avail. A Tesla spokesperson says the car’s monitoring system repeatedly reminds drivers to remain engaged and prohibits the use of autopilot when warnings are ignored.
What do you make of this trend? Stories like this pop up on social media every few weeks and as self-driving cars become more prevalent, stories like this will, as well. Is this the heights of stupidity or just something we need to get used to? Let me know by calling 576-6936 or @OfficialOZFM on social media!