A curious case occurred in Canada with the electric car Tesla Model S, which was driving on the highway near the city of Ponoca (it is located in the central part of Alberta province) under autopilot control.
At some point, the car exceeded the speed of 140 km/h, which attracted the attention of police. The police were even more surprised when they saw neither the driver nor the passenger in the cabin. As it turned out, the driver slept in a fully reclined chair while the car was moving by itself.
But further it turned out to be even more interesting. As soon as police assessed the situation, turned on flashing beacons and tried to stop the car, it … accelerated to 150 km/h on its own! Eventually, the car was stopped, but the question hanged in the air: isn’t leaving the police a hidden function of the Tesla autopilot?
Perhaps, it will have to be answered by representatives of the Tesla itself in court, where they summoned a loving sleep at the wheel of the owner on charges of dangerous driving.