Tesla’s Autopilot Saves Lives, Just Ask This Drunk Driver

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Drinking and driving is never, ever recommended, and it’s illegal. However, statistics surrounding the phenomenon would suggest otherwise — it happens all the time.

While a new video may not be the front page on most mainstream media news sites, since it doesn’t fit the narrative of killer cars driving themselves and killing people, a clip that was all over Twitter this week reminds us how helpful Tesla Autopilot can be.

The two senators Markey and Blumenthal wanted federal regulators to take “corrective actions” against Tesla in order to prevent the misuse of its Autopilot feature, as The Verge reported after a fatal crash in Houston where many claimed a driverless Tesla Model S on Autopilot crashed. Those claims were later proven false, but the damage was done.

The story had already blazed across social media and into our phones like a digital wildfire, and those who are biased against Tesla will refuse to look further than the headlines and have surely missed the actual truth of that story.

Tesla’s Autopilot saves lives, and there are hundreds of cases that clearly show this. One case went viral over Twitter a few days ago thanks to both Austin Tesla Club and Tesla Saves Lives. The latter originally shared the video, which was then picked up by many on Twitter.

This incident took place in the town of Ski, in Norway. The “driver” had his head slumped forwarded and to the side, which led people to think that he was unconscious. Some other drivers then followed the car and watched it stop on its own after driving some distance.

The car stopped in a tunnel and turned on its hazard lights. A few people parked next to the car and started knocking on the window. They had no idea what had happened to the driver. When they couldn’t wake him up, they called emergency services for help.

Following the accident, Ski Eastern Police shared more details on Twitter. The 24-year-old driver was heavily drunk and passed out due to being heavily intoxicated. The police added that although there is video evidence, the man denied driving while intoxicated. This is actually normal — drunk people often take dangerous risks and lie about it despite evidence to the contrary.

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Source: Clean Technica