Smartphone footage has emerged which shows a driver sleeping at the wheel while his car was on autopilot.

The footage was captured Monday (March 4) on a busy main road in la, in an exceedingly vehicle that seems to be a Tesla.

Similar footage was uploaded to Reddit a month and a [*fr1] past, with the video showing to point out a similar Tesla and driver.

This latest footage was captured by Wage War guitarist Seth Blake, as he was travelling from Anaheim to Los Angeles.

Blake made the following comments according to CBS Los Angeles:

I detected the guy was unerect means back in his chair, and that i was like, ‘Is that guy sleeping?’ and that i pull up next to him, he was asleep. therefore I asked my groom-to-be, I said, ‘Take a video of that, that guy’s sleeping.

We were in his space after we were driving just for regarding ten minutes, and he solely aroused from sleep just once, and type of like looked around and went back to sleep.

Blake continued:

He did have his hand positioned into the wheel whereas he was asleep, thus i feel that it wouldn’t fall off, and that’s what created it attainable for him to stay driving whereas he was asleep.

He was applying pressure even if he wasn’t awake.

Another said:

I’m sure Tesla would place a disclaimer and warning in its manual making sure that nobody did this sort of thing and relied totally on the auto pilot.

A totally irresponsible action. How would the guy feel if his car killed somebody because of his actions.

According to the Tesla website:

Autopilot is intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any time.

While Autopilot is designed to become more capable over time, in its current form, it is not a self-driving system.


No matter how advanced your car may be, there is never any excuse for reckless driving. If you find yourself getting nodding off at the wheel, stop at a safe place to have a rest and freshen up.

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