28 December 2016, USA:
Tesla Autopilot has avoided a severe crash in on a motorway in the Netherlands. Tesla autopilot predicted the accident just a few seconds before it happened. There were reports of Tesla autopilot’s safety but this accident surely has saved few lives.
The dashcam footage was first shared by Hans Noordsij of the Netherlands, according to the car site, and the driver of the Tesla in the video reportedly confirmed the car started braking before he could do it himself.
Original video, authorisation from the owner. Essential, no one could predict the accident but the radar did and acted by emergency braking. pic.twitter.com/70MySRiHGR
— Hans Noordsij (@HansNoordsij) December 27, 2016
Hans Noordsij, the Tesla driver from the Netherlands who reported the video, said that everyone involved in the accident “turned out to be OK” despite the fact that the SUV rolled over.
“The most significant upgrade to Autopilot will be the use of more advanced signal processing to create a picture of the world using the onboard radar,” the company wrote in a blog post.