A man has been caught on camera sleeping behind the wheel of his Tesla while driving the car on Autopilot at 75mph (120Kph) in California. The man’s hands are not visible on the wheel.
Tesla’s website states that every vehicle it produces has the ‘hardware needed for full self-driving capability’, offering an ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ package for $5,000.
The package promises the enhanced autopilot will ‘match speed to traffic conditions, keep within a lane, automatically change lanes without requiring driver input, transition from one freeway to another, and exit the freeway when your destination is near’.
It claims the system can even ‘self-park when near a parking spot and be summoned to and from your garage’.