A California Tesla driver was caught dozing behind the wheel in the second SoCal incident this week
A Tesla the driver was caught dozing behind the wheel in a southbound vehicle California highways
Video taken on the freeway in Los Angeles the second case of this kind this week in the region.
Video taken on Thursday shows a woman in a red Tesla driving in the “fast lane” while fast asleep as her car passes other cars – exactly one week after a similar incident was reported on Golden State roads.
A woman in a Tesla wakes up at the very end of Joshua Carden’s latest video, after the man says “she’s dead asleep” seconds later.
Tesla’s Autopilot system is capable of assisting drivers, but that doesn’t make the car fully autonomous, according to the company’s website. Users must keep their hands on the steering wheel to maintain control.
This video was taken on Interstate 5 on Thursday near Griffith Park in Los Angeles
Thursday’s video comes a week after another woman was seen asleep at the wheel of her Tesla in Southern California
The latest incident happened on northbound Interstate-5 near Griffith Park.
Joshua Cadena, who was filming the video, laughs as he tells his friend about the woman sleeping at the wheel.
“She’s a dead sleep, brother! This is so funny, Kadena says to her friend.
A red Tesla sideswipes the car Kadeno and his friend are in before accidentally slowing down in the fast lane.
Cadena and his friend then speed up to get a better look at the woman in the Tesla.
The woman’s head appears to be tilted to the side and against the window.
Kadeno films for several seconds as the unidentified woman lies motionless until she regains consciousness.
“Well, she’s already up,” laughs Kadena’s friend.
The red Tesla was in the “fast lane” and the driver appeared to be fast asleep
The unidentified woman lies motionless for a few seconds as Kaden records until she wakes up
Shockingly, this is the second incident of its kind in Southern California in a week.
Last Thursday, another person on the road recorded a video of a Tesla driver dozing off.
This video happened on the 15 Freeway near Temecula.
Kiki Dolas, who recorded the video, told officials she watched the car for 15 minutes and honked before eventually calling 911.
The California Highway Patrol was dispatched to investigate.
The driver was not found in that case.
In the video, a voice can be heard saying: “Look how dangerous this is. You guys are sorry it’s so damn dangerous.
“You are sleeping, and this car is driving you. Are you crazy?’
Tesla’s “self-driving” feature has come under fire in the past few years due to safety concerns. Some lawyers who own Teslas say it makes them “nervous.”
Last year, Tesla founder Elon Musk doubled down on the “self-driving” feature and said he and others at the company are focused on building a fully self-driving car.
“But the primary focus is on the solution to full self-driving,” Musk said an interview. “It is significant. It’s really the difference between a Tesla being worth a lot of money or nothing at all.”
In December, Tesla gave owners a new 30-day free trial of the Enhanced Autopilot feature.
Last year, Tesla founder Elon Musk doubled down on the “self-driving” feature and said he and others at the company are focused on building a fully self-driving car
Tesla’s “self-driving” feature has been heavily criticized in the past few years due to safety concerns. Some lawyers who own Teslas say it makes them “nervous.”
A 2016 video that Tesla used to promote its self-driving technology was staged to show capabilities such as stopping at a red light and accelerating at a green light. At the time of publication of the video, the system did not have such capabilities
Otherwise, the cost is over $5,000.
The feature is now available to Model 3, Model Y, Model S and Model X owners.
Enhanced Autopilot provides automatic lane change assist, automatic parking and the ability to summon the car to your location.
The California Highway Patrol says drivers must be “awake, conscious and sober” to legally operate a moving vehicle.