Watch A Tesla On Autopilot Mode Crash Into A Private Jet Worth Millions

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An autopilot mode may not always be helpful.

Recently, a video was released on the internet in which a Tesla in autopilot mode crashed with a private plane worth $3 billion during an aviation trade event. The video was first uploaded on Reddit on Thursday, but it has gone viral, garnering millions of views.

The viral video shows a Tesla vehicle colliding with a Cirrus Vision plane after its owner ‘summoned’ it. The owner was reportedly using Tesla’s Smart Summon feature, allowing Tesla owners to relocate their automobiles to a location of their choice using their smartphones and GPS navigation.

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Tesla claims that automobiles equipped with this feature can move past obstacles.

“I was at a Cirrus event, and someone tried to summon their Tesla past a $3,500,000 Vision jet,” the video’s original poster captioned the video.

“I also drive a Tesla Model Y – but was not the poor soul (with poor decision-making abilities) who summoned his Tesla around several expensive aircraft – only to crash it into the most expensive one ($3,500,000)!” said the Reddit user who first shared the footage online.

The video has since gone viral on Twitter, where it has received roughly 3 million views. It shows the car colliding with the tail of a parked jet, forcing it to turn on the tarmac before stopping.

While some on Reddit estimated that the Vision jet was worth $3.5 million, contradicting sources put its value anywhere between $1.9 million and $2.16 million – still not a small figure by any means.

The summon feature is part of Tesla’s Full Self-Driving suite and was introduced in 2019, although numerous vehicles equipped with it have been involved in crashes.

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Elon Musk has not commented on any of this. Maybe he’s too fixated on being the star of the tech Twitter drama.

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