Incident 67: Sleeping Driver on Tesla AutoPilot
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A Tesla Model S continued autopilot at 70 mph on a California highway in November 2018 despite the driver's hands not being placed on the wheel, a requirement of enabling the Autopilot system. The California Highway Patrol was unable to wake the driver and had to drive in front of the Tesla for approximately 7 minutes to activate its 'driver assist' feature and slow the vehicle to a stop. The driver was allegedly sleeping and with his blood alcohol content being twice the legal limit.
A Tesla Model S remained on autopilot while being operated by a drunk, sleeping operator whose hands were not on the wheel. The police had to slow the car down by slowing in front of the vehicle to activate its 'driver assist' feature .
Harm to physical health/safety
AI System Description
The Tesla Autopilot is an advanced driver assistance system that enhances safety and convenience behind the wheel, possessing 8 external cameras, a radar, 12 ultrasonic sensors and a powerful onboard computer to sense the vehicle's external environment, internal environment, and control the vehicle's functions. Autopilot possesses two functions, Traffic-Aware Cruise Control, which matches the speed of your car to that of the surrounding traffic and Autosteer, which assists in steering within a clearly marked lane, and uses traffic-aware cruise control
Sector of Deployment
Transportation and storage
Relevant AI functions
Perception, Cognition, Action
autonomous driving, environmental sensing
Palo Alto, CA
Teslal, Model S, California, California Highway Patrol
360 Ultrasonic Sonar, Image Recognition Camera, Long Range Radar, traffic patterns
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The California Highway Patrol on Friday pulled over a Tesla Model S that was traveling down the road—but whose driver appeared to be asleep at the wheel. The vehicle was traveling southbound on Highway 101 in Palo Alto.
Officers said that t…
"When a pair of California Highway Patrol officers pulled alongside a car cruising down Highway 101 in Redwood City before dawn Friday, they reported a shocking sight: a man fast asleep behind the wheel," reports the San Francisco Chronicle…
A Tesla Model S driver was pulled over and arrested by the California Highway Patrol yesterday after the police officers saw him seemingly sleeping at the wheel.
It took about 7 minutes and 7 miles for the police to be able to pull the car …
Bryan Logan/Business Insider The Tesla Model S involved in the incident is not pictured here.
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It took California Highway Patrol seven minutes to pull over a Tesla driver. The driver appeared to be asleep at his wheel.
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It’s not uncommon for police officers to find a driver asleep in their car, but finding a driver asleep in one that’s motoring along at 70 mph … well, that’s something else.
The alleged incident took place on Highway 101 in Palo Alto,…
That’s sophisticated cruiser control!
Late last week at 3:30 in the morning, the California Highway Patrol (CHP) noticed the driver of a gray Tesla Model S seemingly asleep in his car. Unfortunately, it was going 70 miles an hour down Highw…
As technology advances, so must policing. Last week, when a couple of California Highway Patrol officers spotted a man apparently sleeping in the driver’s seat of a Tesla Model S going 70 mph down Highway 101 in Palo Alto around 3:30 am, th…
It took the police officers in two vehicles seven minutes to outsmart Tesla's Autopilot system.
December 3, 2018 2 min read
This story originally appeared on PCMag
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