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Watch as Tesla's Autopilot Technology Predicts an Accident

Watch as Tesla's Autopilot Technology Predicts an Accident

Tesla contends its new Autopilot radar technology can be extremely useful in hazardous road conditions. A recent video from the Netherlands supports that claim.

The video comes from the dashcam of a Tesla Model X. You can hear the frantic beeping of the Autopilot's forward collision monitor predict the accident before the driver reacted. The video then shows the vehicle in front of the Model X hit the back of an SUV two cars ahead. The SUV rolls several times as the Tesla brakes.

The radar technology allows the Autopilot system to track not only your car's data but also keep tabs on cars two ahead of you. The radar can see what the driver often times cannot.

@elonmusk Finally the right one. pic.twitter.com/2fspGMUoWf

— Hans Noordsij (@HansNoordsij) December 27, 2016

Hands Noordsjj submitted the video and said everyone "turned out to be OK." Noordsjj also responded to tweets asking if the driver braked first or the car:

@[email protected] The car did before the driver could. Of course the driver then also hit the brake.

— Hans Noordsij (@HansNoordsij) December 27, 2016

Elon Musk took to Twitter to announce the updates between Autopilot 1.0 and Autopilot 2.0, saying the updates would be out soon.

Looks like we might be ready to rollout most of Autopilot functionality for HW2 towards the end of next week

— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 23, 2016

No word yet from Musk regarding the incident in the Netherlands. To get a better scope of everything offered by the system's full autonomy setting, check out this video below:

Watch the video: Tesla Autopilot is better than you think! Heres why. (November 2020).