Tesla driver appears to be asleep in moving car

Tesla autopilot asleep

Tesla autopilot asleep

"Many of these videos appear to be unsafe pranks or hoaxes".

Video taken on a busy road in the USA appears to show a man asleep behind the wheel of a self-driving auto.

It's one thing if that auto was piloting itself down a barren stretch of road, endangering only itself if Droopy Driver hit some pedals in his sleep or the vehicle itself makes a miscue, as has happened repeatedly, sometimes withfatal results.

Despite Tesla issuing numerous clarifications and warnings against such acts, uneducated, misinformed, and/or stubborn or Tesla-smitten customers continue to test the limits of the technology.

As NBC DFW reports, one such Tesla owner was caught napping behind the wheel on Sunday while driving on the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Neither of the pair responded to other drivers honking their horns at them.

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The video was captured by Dakota Randall who noticed the driver was asleep while passing by. "Teslas are sick, I guess?"

Both the driver and his female passenger appear to be sleeping as the Tesla cruises along in self-driving mode.

"Many of these videos appear to be risky pranks or hoaxes".

A Tesla spokesperson says the driver-monitoring system repeatedly reminds drivers to remain engaged and prohibits the use of autopilot when warnings are ignored.

Mr Randall then pulled out his phone to record a 30 second video of the sleeping occupants while the vehicle sped along the highway, before posting the clip on social media with the message: "Some guy literally asleep at the wheel on the Mass Pike (great place for it)".

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