A shocking video surfaced on Thursday of a Tesla driver who appeared to be fast asleep while behind the wheel.
The footage was shot from another car as the Tesla was traveling down the busy California freeway near Temecula, with the driver appearing motionless with their head tilted back, mouth open, and wearing sunglasses.
The individuals who captured the video followed the Tesla for fifteen minutes, honking their horn and trying to wake the driver before calling the police.
According to the California Highway Patrol, there were no reported accidents involving a white Tesla in the area at the time the video was recorded.
However, the footage has caused concern among many who believe that this situation is extremely dangerous.
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Tesla is an American multinational corporation that specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, and sale of electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and solar panels. It was founded in 2003 by Elon Musk, JB Straubel, Marc Tarpenning, and Ian Wright, and is now one of the leading automakers in the world. Tesla’s mission is to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.
The company’s flagship product is the Tesla Model S, a full-sized all-electric luxury sedan that can travel up to 402 miles on a single charge. The Model S was the first vehicle to receive the highest possible rating of 5.0 NHTSA in every category, a feat never before achieved by any other car. Since then, Tesla has introduced several other models, including the Model X, a full-sized electric SUV, and the Model 3, a compact electric sedan.
Tesla’s Autopilot system is one of the most advanced self-driving systems available on the market today. The system uses advanced cameras, radar, ultrasonic sensors, and GPS to enable the vehicle to drive itself, even on highways. However, the company emphasizes that drivers must still keep their hands on the wheel and be ready to take control at any moment.
Tesla’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond its vehicles. The company has also developed energy storage solutions, such as the Powerwall, which stores excess energy generated by solar panels and allows homeowners to use it during power outages or periods of high demand. Tesla also operates the world’s largest lithium-ion battery installation in South Australia, which provides stability to the grid during periods of high demand.