Tesla (Tesla) drivers using the autopilot on the highway will be judged as dangerous driving in the case of insufficient sleep, which is what legal experts say is the first legal priority.
Earlier this year, we published a report on a strange incident that occurred on Tesla’s autopilot on the Royal Mounted Police of Alberta (Canadian Federal Police):
“The Royal Alberta Mounted Police received a complaint about a car speeding on Highway 2 near Ponoka. The car appears to be a self-driving car, at a speed of more than 140 km/h, and both front seats are fully reclined. It seems to be sleeping.
The automaker tried to enforce this by requiring the driver to frequently apply a small torque to the wheels, but there are some ways to solve this problem by increasing the weight of the steering wheel.
It is not clear whether this was what Leran Cai, a 20-year-old driver, did in this situation.
We reported that the police charged him with criminal charges for dangerous driving in the incident, and now we learn that the case is actually in court.
Global news reports:
“In an unprecedented case described by Canadian legal experts, a British Columbian man was charged with dangerous driving in Alberta. Earlier, he was alleged to have been between Edmonton and Calgary last summer. Trapped in an unmanned Tesla while driving south on the highway.”
They added Cai’s allegations:
“In addition to criminal charges, Cai was also accused of speeding. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police stated that he was also suspended for 24 hours due to fatigue due to the incident on July 9. The driver and police noticed the 2019 Tesla Model S. There is no driver in sight.”
Cai’s next court appearance is scheduled for January 29, 2021 in Ponoka. This case will become a precedent and will be closely monitored.
I think this will be a fast process. Cai is clearly abusing the driver assistance system and is in danger.
He may claim that he thinks Tesla Autopilot is completely autonomous and try to get rid of it, but it is difficult to claim with all Tesla’s warnings about Autopilot (including the correct warning when activated).
If I tell you that Cai has a long history of illegal driving, especially for people who have only driven for a few years, I believe you will not be shocked.
According to “Global News” reports, he was convicted of driving without a license last year.
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