And for our latest magic trick, we will predict a car crash moments before it happens! At least that’s what the latest Tesla autopilot radar has done, and it certainly can qualify as a divine miracle!
A Twitter user Hans Noordsij recently uploaded his dash cam footage from a Tesla which showed the car stopping short of an accident. But it applied the brakes when no one could have even thought about the accident, possibly saving the driver’s life.
The clip was shot on the A2 highway in the Netherlands, where the Forward Collision Warning on the Tesla starts beeping, and soon enough the emergency brakes kick in for apparently no reason. Then just a second later the vehicle in front of the Tesla hits an SUV, which flips before coming to a stop.
The most amazing part was not Tesla coming to a stop before the driver had the chance to press the brakes, but its autopilot radar feature predicting the crash even before any such incident occurred.
Noordsij also shared on Twitter that the drivers in the cars ahead thankfully escaped without any major injury.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently revealed that HW2 would be receiving the autopilot upgrade very soon, which will be pushed out to its first generation autopilot hardware.
The company wrote in a blog post,
“The most significant upgrade to Autopilot will be the use of more advanced signal processing to create a picture of the world using the onboard radar”.
Tesla autopilot might make you drive like a grandma, but it’s future seeing qualities has certainly won me over!