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Tesla Driver Caught Napping Behind The Wheel

A video recently surfaced that apparently shows a Tesla driver sound asleep while their self-driving car pilots itself down the road:


It seems like just yesterday that Robert Heinlein described this situation in his 1941 classic Methuselah's Children:

The car slid up the ramp, waited until the traffic control signaled a predicted break in traffic, then joined the high-speed northbound stream. Mary Risling settled back for a little nap...

She woke just before the signal from the car which would have called her... She signaled the traffic control ahead; it cut her out of the stream of vehicles and reduced the speed of her car, then rang the alarm which notified her to resume local control.
(Read more about the Camden speedster)

Just a few self-driving wonder car articles for your enjoyment:

  - Adaptive Cruise Control
  - Electronic Number Plate RFID Keeps Tabs On Vehicles
  - Honda Accord ADAS Heinlein Wannabe
  - BMW Plans Fully Autonomous Cars By 2025
  - Rinspeed 'Splash' English Channel Crossing
  - DARPA Urban Challenge For Autonomous Vehicles
  - Carnegie Mellon's Boss Wins DARPA Urban Challenge
  - GM Betting On Driverless Cars
  - Pribot Robotic Prius Tours 'Frisco
  - Attention Assist - Drowsy-Driver Detection Standard
  - WaterCar Python Not Your Father's Amphicar
  - Google's Autonomous Robotic Car
  - Autonomous Cars In Nevada?
  - Don't Drive Your Self-Driving Car
  - Cadillac Super Cruise Self-Driving Car
  - Google Self-Driving Car Now Commuter-Ready
  - Self-Driving Cars Ready To Buy In 5 Years Says Sergey Brin
  - Cruise Automation's 'Highway Autopilot' For $10K
  - Tesla 90 Percent Autonomous Car By 2015 - Elon Musk
  - Robert Heinlein, Your Self-Driving Car Is Almost Ready!
  - Volvo's 'Drive Me' Program Offers Autonomous Cars In 2017
  - Man Filmed Sleeping In Tesla On Autopilot
  - Elon Musk Seeks To Create 1941 Heinlein Speedster

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