Excitement as Tesla’s Car Driving Technology Accurately Predicts a Road Crash

Excitement as Tesla’s Car Driving Technology Accurately Predicts a Road Crash

A video has emerged of Tesla’s Autopilot radar technology accurately predicting a road crash and helping a speeding car to brake in time to avoid hitting others has emerged. The video, which was uploaded by a user of Tesla’s Model X in the Netherlands named Hans Noordsij, has caused a buzz among fans and observers alike.

In the video that has now gone viral, the monitor that scans the environment ahead of the car can be heard giving sharp warnings to the driver. A few minutes later, after the Tesla has stopped, a car way ahead of the Tesla is seen bumping into the back of another one in front of it.

There was excitement on Twitter where the video was first posted. Many viewers wanted to whether the Tesla braked first or it was the driver who responded to the alarm and stopped the car. Interestingly, Hans is categorical that it was the automatic braking system of the car that swung into action following the alarm that had been raised by the monitor and stopped the car, thus preventing it from hitting those immediately ahead of it.

‘The car did before the driver stopped it,’ Hans said on his Twitter handle.

This incident comes at a time when Tesla is rolling out new updates to its Autopilot technology. According to Elon Musk, the CEO, Tesla is in the process of releasing Autopilot 2.0, which is a great improvement from the current Autopilot 1.0.

In a series of Tweets, he said, “It looks like we might be ready to roll out most of Autopilot functionality for HW2 towards the end of next week.”

Tesla has been working on cutting-edge technologies for its line of innovative autos. In the current Tesla Model X, the Autopilot radar can scan the environment metres ahead of the car. The monitor can then accurately detect road crashes and initiate the automatic braking system.

Following the buzz that the life-saving video has generated, and the announcement that the company is rolling out a new version of the Autopilot, expectations among observers are high.