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Tesla autopilot radar predicts oncoming car crash

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 29, 2016, 8:39 am IST
Updated : Dec 29, 2016, 10:35 am IST

A clip uploaded on Twitter by Hans Noordsij shows a group of cars travelling down the A2 highway in the Netherlands

 As the video progresses, the Forward Collision warning on the Tesla beeps, and the emergency braking system kicks in.
  As the video progresses, the Forward Collision warning on the Tesla beeps, and the emergency braking system kicks in.

Dash cam footage from a Tesla has emerged which shows the car’s autopilot function predicting a crash before anyone saw it coming.

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A clip uploaded on Twitter by Hans Noordsij shows a group of cars travelling down the A2 highway in the Netherlands.

As the video progresses, 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 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.

According to Noordsij, the Telsa's emergency braking kicked in before he himself took over and applied the brakes manually. He also shared on Twittter that the drivers involved in the accident escaped without major injury.

Tags: tesla, autopilot, collision