Tesla driver asleep at the wheel

Tesla driver asleep at the wheel

Randall says the vehicle was traveling 55 to 60 miles per hour, and he honked a couple times to try to wake the driver.

A Tesla driver has been caught on camera appearing to be asleep behind the wheel of a auto that was traveling along the Massachusetts Turnpike on Sunday.

The driver looked hunched over and the passenger also appeared to be dozing off. Randall posted the video to Twitter on Sunday.

Mr Randall told CBS he tried to wake the driver with his horn but to no avail.

A motorist behind the wheel and a passenger next to him were caught on video fast asleep inside a Tesla on a highway over the weekend.

Tesla says it doesn't consider its cars with the autopilot feature to be self-driving in its current form. "Teslas are sick, I guess?" he tweeted. He shared the video on Twitter where it racked up over 470,000 views.

Teslas have an autopilot function, but the company says drivers are expected to remain alert.

Dakota Randall was driving along the Massachusetts Turnpike on Sunday afternoon local time when he noticed the driver appearing to sleep in the auto next to him.

"I'd never seen something so weird", eyewitness Dakota Randall told Boston 25 News. "I thought I saw someone asleep at the wheel, so I did a double take and sure enough there was a guy with his head between his legs totally passed out".

"At no point did I feel like I was in danger until after the fact when I thought, 'Wow, I was just driving next to somebody that was completely asleep on the Mass Pike, of all places, '" Randall said to the TV station.

Teslas have an autopilot feature that allows cars to stay in their lane and speed and slow on their own, but they're not fully autonomous. The vehicle, he said, stayed at the same speed and "didn't change at all".

Tesla did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Randall did not contact police after taking the video and State police said they were not contacted by anyone.

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