This Tesla Model 3 owner believes her vehicle saved her life. She claims that after the 70 mph crash, the car took control on its own, stabilizing the situation and bringing the EV to a safe stop.
We’ll probably hear about it if a car’s advanced driver-assist system either fails to work as intended or appears to have caused an accident. People are unlikely to want safety systems in their vehicles that are ineffective or could endanger them.
On the other hand, if a car’s driver-assistance aids function properly, reducing the likelihood of a catastrophic crash, minimizing vehicle damage, and keeping the occupants safe, we may not hear about it. This is due to the fact that vehicle safety systems save lives every day. Because it is common and expected, it may not make headlines.
In any case, according to the story, the Tesla owner was driving her Model 3 at 70 mph when she felt a large impact from the rear. A Dodge Charger driver drifted out of his lane and collided with the Tesla. The Tesla owner became terrified and let go of the steering wheel. The car’s Autopilot technology reportedly took over, keeping the vehicle steady and bringing it to a safe stop.
The Charger driver pulled over ahead but did not return to check on the Tesla owner. He told the cops she had hit him, but he still got a ticket. She was unable to present the TeslaCam footage to them at the time, but she will be able to do so in court. Her insurance company valued the Model 3 at $15,000 more than she paid for it a year earlier. She plans to replace the Model 3 with another Tesla because she claims it is the safest car she has ever owned.
In addition to the clip about Tesla Autopilot saving lives, the video above contains 20 previously unseen clips of Tesla failures and crashes. The video also depicts several instances in which Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta capability, Enhanced Autopilot, and automatic emergency braking react to various situations, avoiding collisions and potentially saving lives.
Have you ever owned a Tesla? If so, please tell us what you think of Autopilot. If you’re an FSD beta tester or have used the technology, please share your thoughts.
Source: Wham Baam Teslacam (YouTube)