A driver at the wheel and a passenger next to him were being held in a Tesla on a highway over the weekend. The footage filmed by Dakota Randall showed a couple riding down the Massachusetts Turnpike – with no one on their guard. Randall posted the video on Twitter on Sunday. "Someone who literally sleeps behind the wheel of Mass Pike (great place for that) Teslas is sick, I think?" he tweeted.
Randall told CBS Boston that he had tried to wake her with horns, but it did not work. "It was just so weird and confusing," Randall told the station. "I thought I saw someone falling asleep at the wheel, but I was not sure, so I checked twice … Sure enough, there was someone with his head right between his legs." the Mass Pike (great place for that).
Tesla's probably ill? pic.twitter.com/ARSpj1rbVn
– Dakota Randall (@DakRandall) September 8, 2019
"They looked like they needed to go home and go to bed," he added.
] While the footage is worrying, the Massachusetts state police CBS Boston has said that there is no law against falling asleep behind the wheel of a self-driving car completely autonomous.
Tesla says it does not consider its cars autopilot in its current form as self-propelled. The driver can not do without responsibility.
This is the latest incident in which a driver seems to be sleeping at the wheel of one of Tesla's self-driving cars. In August another video circulated from a driver who seemed to be dozing on the I-5 near Santa Clarita.