VIDEO // Tesla car „predicts” an accident
The video of an accident on the highway in the Netherlands caught on the dash-cam of a Tesla Model X shows the Autopilot’s forward collision warning predicting an accident before it could be detected by the driver.
In the video embedded below, we can hear the Tesla Autopilot’s Forward Collision Warning sending out an alert for seemingly no reason, but a fraction of a second later we understand why when the vehicle in front of the Tesla crashes into an SUV that wasn’t visible from the standpoint of the Tesla driver, but apparently it was for the Autopilot’s radar:
Hans Noordsij, the Tesla driver from the Netherlands who reported the video, said that everyone involved in the accident “turned out to be OK” despite the fact that the SUV rolled over.
What is most impressive is that fact that we can clearly hear the Forward Collision Warning alert before the lead vehicle even applied the brake, which shows that the Autopilot wasn’t only using the lead vehicle to plan the path, but also the vehicle in front of it – the black SUV.
The driver of the Tesla also reported that Autopilot started braking before he could apply the brakes himself, according to Noordsij.