Model S Driver, Who Drove His Feet Out of the Window, Gets His Ticket Dismissed
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The incident happened last year, when the Autopilot was even less advanced and we witnessed several accidents that involved Tesla's Autopilot.
According to The Blast Grammy-nominated producer, DJ Klypso got busted for driving while on his cellphone, and (watch this) his feet hanging out of the window. This is unbelievable isn't it? How much trust can one put on his Autopilot?
He was driving the 101 freeway in his Tesla Model S when he got pulled over by a Police officer.
From The Blast
Klypso, who was filming himself on his cellphone while the car was moving, was cited for operating a cell phone while driving and also driving at unsafe speed for traffic conditions. The video is pretty great, the CHP officer does a double take before pulling over the vehicle. However, when Klypso showed up to court Tuesday in Los Angeles, he was able to get the ticket dropped! He tells us the judge dismissed both violations after he brought supporting evidence that the Tesla auto-pilot drives 100% on its own, and accurately monitors speed while on the freeway.
Tesla has repeatedly stated that the Autopilot is not full self-driving yet. Many Model S owners misunderstand how Autopilot works. I have argued in this 2016 article, published at Torque News, that perhaps Tesla should change the name of Autopilot and proposed a better name. if you like using your Autopilot here is the key to getting the most of your Autopilot.
Don't miss this story on how pilots and and Tesla owners explain the Autopilot's functionality.
Torque News' Take
I don't think it is a smart thing to do to drive the car on Autopilot and have your feet out of the window. Do you? You simply put the lives of many people, including children and families at risk. What do you think? Please, let us know you opinion in the comments section below. And if this story was interesting, please share with your friends on Social Media to reach more people.