In this video both the driver and his female passenger appear to be sleeping as the Tesla cruises along in self-driving mode. This video was taken on the highway on Massachusetts Turnpike on Sunday.
Dakota Randall, who shot the video, toldWBZ-TV. “I thought I saw somebody asleep at the wheel, but I wasn’t sure so I did a double take.” She says she tried honking her horn to wake him up but it didn't work.
Tesla says the full autopilot mode relies on information from eight cameras, radar and 12 ultrasonic sensors in newer cars. The information allows the car’s computer to handle steering, cruise control, lane changes and parking, among other things.
Massachusetts State Police told WBZ there’s no law that would make falling asleep at the wheel of a self-driving car illegal.