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Tesla Autopilot Hits the Brakes Before the Crash Happens

Tesla Motors is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the ...

Tesla Motors is constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the automotive arena. From building the quickest-accelerating production car currently in production to making self-driving cars a very real possibility in the near future, the company is changing the landscape of the car world in some amazing ways.

One area Tesla has focused on is Autopilot, a driving mode where the car drives itself, using a host of sensors and onboard telemetry to navigate roadways while the driver relaxes in the driver’s seat. A huge part of making autopilot a viable option is accident avoidance sensors that alert the passengers to impending accidents and takes appropriate measures to avoid crashing. In this dash cam video, we get a front row seat for the autopilot doing its job perfectly, detecting an accident before it even happens and bringing the car to a safe stop well short of the accident itself.

As you can see, the car issues an audible alert tone, allowing the passengers a moment to brace themselves, before slowing to a stop. That is some amazing technology, and it’s one of the reasons Tesla is one of the most admired and respected car companies in the world.





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