Cell phone video shows Tesla driver asleep while on autopilot

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Saturday, March 9, 2019
Cell video shows Tesla driver asleep while on autopilot
Cell phone video shows a driver who appears to be asleep while on autopilot on a busy Los Angeles freeway. Video taken by Seth Blake's fiancé.

LOS ANGELES (KGO) -- Cell phone video, which you can see right above this article, appears to show a man asleep at the wheel while his Tesla is on autopilot on a busy Los Angeles freeway.

"I think this guy is passed out in his Tesla," said Seth Blake, who was driving from Anaheim to Los Angeles with his fiancé, who shot the video.

Blake says the man appeared to sleep for about 10 minutes and during that time, woke up once, looked around, and went back to sleep.

Tesla would not comment on the video, but says autopilot is only intended for use with fully attentive drivers who have their hands on the wheel.