Dash cam footage from a Tesla shows the car’s autopilot function predicting a car accident before anyone saw it coming.
In the clip, uploaded to Twitter by Hans Noordsij, a group of cars can be seen traveling down the A2 highway in the Netherlands.
The Forward Collision Warning on the Tesla beeps, and the emergency braking system kicks in. A brief moment later, the vehicle in front of the Tesla rear ends and SUV, which then flips before quickly coming to a stop.
As Noordsij points out on Twitter, the impressive part here is not only that the Tesla’s autopilot radar feature predicted the crash, but it was able to recognize what was coming two cars ahead of the driver. Read more…