Disturbing video shows Tesla autopilot ‘repeatedly veering towards steel barrier on highway before human driver is forced to intervene to avoid a crash’
- The video shot Tuesday was posted on Reddit by Reddit user u/beastpilot
- The driver’s captions said his Tesla P3D’s autopilot had been working properly for the last six months up until recently
- On Tuesday, however, the autopilot repeatedly veered the sedan towards the steel median in the middle of a fork in the highway
- The driver disabled the autopilot and steered the vehicle to stay on the road
- In subsequent attempts, the autopilot steered the Tesla towards the median to the left of the driver, setting off the vehicle’s proximity alarm
- The apparent glitch happens at the same point on the same highway
A shocking new video appears to show a Tesla autopilot driving the car towards a metal barrier, before the human driver is forced to take the wheel to avoid a crash.
Reddit user u/beastpilot posted video on the message board site Tuesday showing the terrifying moment his Tesla P3D’s autopilot repeatedly tried steer his vehicle on a collision course with the steel median on an unidentified highway.
U/beastpilot said his autopilot was working fine for the last six months up until recently.
The video he posted seems to show the mechanism veering his sedan towards barriers in the road.
Video showing what appears to be a malfunctioning autopilot feature on a Tesla P3D was posted on Reddit by Reddit user u/beastpilot on Tuesday
During the first clip, the driver disables the autopilot and steers the vehicle to safety before it crashes into a median.
In subsequent attempts, the autopilot steers the Tesla towards the median to the left of the driver, setting off the vehicle’s proximity alarm.
The apparent glitch happens at the same point on the same highway.
‘This is very scary, needs to be seen by Tesla and fixed before AP kills somebody,’ one Reddit user says in a reply to the video.
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Digg editorial director Dan Fallon spotlighted the video on his site on Friday.
‘If you need further illustration of why you definitely should not sleep while Tesla’s Autopilot drives, this clip from Redditor u/beastpilot shows his Tesla Model 3 veering towards a barrier on three separate occasions, forcing him to take control and steer back to safety,’ Fallon wrote.
Tesla drivers have died in recent years due to crashes allegedly caused by a malfunctioning autopilot mechanism.
Earlier this month, a Tesla Model 3 owner died when his car went under the truck’s trailer resulting ‘in the roof being sheared off as it passed underneath.’
It is not yet clear whether autopilot was engaged.
The circumstances are similar to the infamous 2016 fatal autopilot crash.