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Video Shows Tesla Avoiding Crash Before It Even Happens

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Video Shows Tesla Avoiding Crash Before It Even Happens

If you ever wanted a car that was able to avoid a collision before it even happens, here you go. Footage has emerged that shows a Tesla anticipating a crash with incredible ability thanks to the Autopilot system. Check out the video here, if you fancy.

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The incident actually took place back in 2016, as video footage shows the Tesla reacting to the danger on the road and stopping instead of getting stuck into the collision like every other car might have done.

That's thanks to Tesla's Autopilot 8.0 system, which uses radar to track the road from two cars in advance and therefore track the danger on the way.

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So, the footage is fairly unremarkable, but that is actually what makes it remarkable.

The car sees what is happening ahead of it and simply avoids it before getting involved. It's really quite impressive.

This video was shared by Tesla owner Frank van Hoesel, who owns a Tesla Model X.

His electric car managed to get out of the way of the crash - and it looks like a bad one - that was taking place ahead of him on the road.

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As the video shows, the Tesla Model X's Forward Collision Warning does exactly that - it warns him of a collision happening ahead of him and takes action to avoid it.

Mercifully, no-one was injured in the crash, and we've just got the video of the incident to look at now and marvel at the impressiveness of the Tesla's collision avoidance system.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Obviously, it's not a guarantee. You can definitely still crash in a Tesla, but the system is there to help you out and stop really bad smashes taking place.

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It's stuff like this that just increases the clamour for cars that are capable of driving themselves - the more collisions that are avoided, the better the technology will become.

It might be the difference between taking an ambulance or a tow truck home from the accident, after all.

According to the company's website, the Tesla Autopilot system works through 'eight surround cameras [that] provide 360 degrees of visibility around the car at up to 250 meters of range'.

The website states: "Twelve updated ultrasonic sensors complement this vision, allowing for detection of both hard and soft objects at nearly twice the distance of the prior system."

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It continues: "Autopilot advanced safety and convenience features are designed to assist you with the most burdensome parts of driving.

"Autopilot introduces new features and improves existing functionality to make your Tesla safer and more capable over time.

"Autopilot enables your car to steer, accelerate and brake automatically within its lane."

However, it adds: "Current Autopilot features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous."

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Technology, Weird, Cars

Tom Wood
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