Tesla Autopilot Road Trip 2995 Miles, 57 Hours

Take a look at this video interview showing Tesla's autopilot being used 96% of the time in a 57 hour, coast-to-coast journey of 2,500 miles. In particular, see the Tesla autopilot used at night, which I hadn't seen before in a video.

(Tesla Autopilot interview video)

Science fiction fans have longed for this future for many years. Science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke wrote about autonomous cars in his 1976 novel Imperial Earth:

As the beautiful old car cruised in almost perfect silence under the guidance of its automatic controls, Duncan tried to see something of the terrain through which she was passing. The spaceport was 50 km from the city - no one had yet invented a noiseless rocket - and the four-lane highway bore a surprising amount of traffic. Duncan could count at least 20 vehicles of different types and even though they were all moving in the same direction, the spectacle was somewhat alarming.

"I hope all those other cars are on automatic," he said anxiously.

Washington looked a little shocked. "Of course," he said. "It's been a criminal offense for at least a hundred years to drive manually on a public highway. But we still have occasional psychopaths to kill themselves and other people..."
(Read more about Arthur C. Clarke's autonomous cars)

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