A Tesla car appears to have successfully used its Autopilot feature to predict a vehicle accident times before it happened, according to dashcam footage released this week.
The vehicle’s forwards crash warning system is heard resounding an alerting just before the car comes to a stop, a Tesla representative confirmed to CNBNC. As the car dampers, private vehicles ahead is rammed into the guardrail.
A Tesla representative declined to comment on the authenticity of the footage.
According to Tesla’s website, its Autopilot feature facilitates the car gumption what is in front of it by expending “a redundant wavelength that is able to see through heavy rain, haze, dust and even the car ahead.”
The latest update for the radar technology was released in Septemberto all Teslas equipped with the original Autopilot technology.
The company is expected to roll out its Enhanced Autopilot, featuring self-parking and automatic lane-changing abilities, before the end of theyear.
But Tesla’s innovative technology hasn’t always proven reliable.
A Florida man was killed in June while razzing in a Tesla Model S in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the car failed to apply the dampers when a tractor-trailer changed in front of it.
Another Tesla Model S was involved in a January car crash in China. The Chinese authority blamed an earlier form of Autopilot for the death of the motorist after the car reportedly is impossible to restraint before disintegrating into a slow-moving truck.
Despite these destructive occurrences, Tesla CEO Elon Musk is standing by the technology and has seen it a cornerstone of his company’s strategy.
“Autopilot has been used for more than half a century as a running aide in aircraft, ” Musk told reporters in an October press label. “It does not represent self-driving any more than an auto-piloted aircraft represents self-flying.”
Musk also announced in October that everything Tesla cars “from here on out” would be furnished with the hardware needed to go altogether driverless.
“The foundation is laid for cars are totally autonomous at a safety standards we believe to be at least twice that of person or persons, maybe better, ” Musk said.