Sleeping tesla driver must be in court

Sleeping Tesla driver must be in court

This has not seen such a thing that has not seen kanadas (rcmp) yet: a car without inmates rast with 140 km / h albertas highway 2 down, although only 110 km / h are allowed. A traffic policemor takes persecution, with blue light. Continue advancing vehicle steerers make every seat. Since the pursued car accelerates, a tesla s, to 150 km / h.

At the end of the persecution on 9. July turns out that the tesla has certain inmates. However, the 20-year handlebars from the neighboring province of british-colombia had the misleading "autopilot" operated driver assistant activated, its seat flat and sleeping on it. Detto the front passenger.

That’s why it looked like the car is empty. And when the preceding vehicles wichen to the side, the "autopilot" the way is clear. He decided to accelerate. The emergency vehicle ignored the computer.

Driver monitoring tricked

Actually, the tesla computer is supposed to ensure that the chauffeur is in the matter. Of the "autopilot" is not an automatic pilot. A human must always sit at the wheel, monitor the computer and look out of the window. However, this safety function is not foolish. In this case, a circumvention device had been installed afterwards.

The canadian first received only a ticket for quick driving and a 24-hour driving ban due to mortality at the tax. On thursday, however, the rcmp has informed that the indictment has been charged because of dangerous driving. In canada this is a criminal offense (criminal code s. 320.13 (1)), stand up to ten years imprisonment. Is negotiated in december.

An association of tesla owners albertas reacted towards the public canadian broadcasting cbc unrusted on the incident. Because irresponsible hacks for the abuse of tesla technology bring all other tesla riders in trouble.

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