Dramatic dashcam footage has caught the moment the autopilot system in a Tesla car foresaw a dramatic crash before it took place.
The collision happened on a motorway in the Netherlands when the car in front of the Tesla sped up to try and overtake an SUV, only to smash into it, sending both vehicles spinning wildly out of control.
Since Tesla released Version 8.0 of its autopilot system, CEO Elon Musk has touted its potential to save lives. One of the main features of the latest version of the system is the ability to see around cars in front of the Tesla and spot potential problems before they occur.
The dashcam video from the Dutch incident clearly shows the autopilot’s Forward Collision Warning sound going off before the crash even takes place.