Dashcam Footage of Tesla Predicting Accident Seconds Before it Happens

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We’re now starting to see some of the incredible safety gains offered by sensor-equipped Teslas. An over-the-air software upgrade from September allowed first-generation Teslas to have something like X-ray vision; the radar waves can bounce around and underneath the car in front of you, providing the computer with information on what the driver cannot see–i.e., the car in front of the car in front of you. This dashcam video from a Tesla driving down a Dutch highway was uploaded just yesterday. The car’s occupants cannot clearly see that an accident is brewing–but the Tesla does, sounding a chime and automatically applying the brakes to prevent a pile-up: I also love how the father prudently, immediately checks what is going on behind their stopped car before getting out to help. This video is a prime example of both computer and human smarts in action. Transportation website Electrek reports that no one, including the folks involved in the rollover, was injured.

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