Tesla Autopilot Avoids Collision on Highway
Occurred on September 1, 2020 / Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Info from Licensor: "I was on Tesla autopilot driving home overtaking a truck. My vehicle is a 2018 long-range, rear-wheel-drive version with the upgraded chip for eventual full self-driving. The next events happened very quickly, but I am pretty sure the vehicle jerked initially to the left. At the time I had my hand on the wheel looking forward and thought the autopilot was misinterpreting the lines; I maintained a grip on the wheel so when it jerked it disengaged the autopilot with the override safety feature. Then out of the corner of my eye, I saw the truck nearing my car and heard it slamming on and locking up its brakes. From there you can see me swerving a little to quick check the lanes for another vehicle and get back to my lane before just overtaking to get away. Without the autopilot avoiding the collision initially, there was no way I could have cleared the left lane fast enough to swerve safely to stop an accident. There was no damage to either vehicle, the footage was captured using Teslas built in cameras it uses for autopilot."