Model X dodges encroaching semi; owner thanks Autopilot [Video]by Justin King
"Had auto pilot not have bolted to the side I’m pretty sure he would have hit me," the driver says.
As the National Transportation Safety Board continues its investigation into the recent fatal Autopilot crash, another Model X owner has posted a video showing the system helping to avoid a potential crash.
Jeremy Visnesky was driving through North Carolina on I-95 when a semi "decided to nod off or play with his phone or something" and drifted into the Model X's lane while passing.
The Ap2-generation Autopilot system appears to detect the intrusion, triggering a quick evasive swerve toward the other edge of its lane to dodge the truck.
"Had Autopilot not have bolted to the side I'm pretty sure he would have hit me," he said.
Despite the tragic accident, Tesla says a previous NTSB report determined that cars are involved in 40 percent fewer accidents when Autopilot has been installed. Investigators are nonetheless taking a close look at the system limitations that may have contributed to the latest fatality.