Watch Tesla’s Autopilot avoid a swerving semi-truck
Tesla’s semi-autonomous driving mode, Autopilot, did what it’s supposed to do — move the car out of harm’s way.
In a video from last week, a driver in a Tesla Model X was traveling on I-95 in North Carolina when a swerving semi-truck suddenly came into the Tesla’s lane. The electric car automatically moves over onto the empty shoulder to avoid the oncoming traffic, and the driver then proceeds to move into the fast lane behind the truck.
YouTuber Jeremy Visnesky seems to document the live-saving moments in the semi-autonomous vehicle. Visnesky shared another Tesla safety feature coming in handy over the weekend when the car slowed down and beeped to warn about a truck merging into a freeway lane.
The video comes about a month after a fatal crash involving Autopilot, which killed a Tesla driver near San Francisco. Another Tesla driver managed to recreate the accident, showing the terrifying moment when Autopilot steered into danger instead of away.