A video posted on Twitter has recently been catching the attention of netizens everywhere. In the said footage, one man can be seen sleeping in his Tesla car, putting total trust in the vehicle as it ran at about 75mph in full autopilot mode.
The original clip was shared online by Twitter user Seth Blake who, understandably, was shocked by what he witnessed on the California interstate.
Blake wrote in the caption:
“Dude is straight snoozing going 75mph on the interstate, letting his @Tesla do the work.”
The tweet has since gone viral on social media as it gained numerous shares and comments from netizens.
Meanwhile, the official Tesla website tells us that all their cars are made with the “hardware needed for full self-driving capability.”
On top of that, their buyers can avail of an ‘Enhanced Autopilot’ package for $5,000 which guarantees to “match speed to traffic conditions, keep within a lane, automatically change lanes without requiring driver input, transition from one freeway to another, and exit the freeway when your destination is near.”
The system even says it can “self-park when near a parking spot and be summoned to and from your garage.”
Despite the promises, however, some are still unconvinced about Tesla’s Autopilot feature as there have been several reports of accidents in the past involving the vehicles.
In 2016, for instance, a Tesla driver in Ohio lost his life after his vehicle collided with a semi-truck while it was running on Autopilot.
Twitter netizens had mixed reactions about the subject.
— SETH BLAKE (@SethWageWar) March 4, 2019
As one commenter shared:
“I love Autopilot but he’s a fool. But if he was asleep on cruise ANY other car he’d crash. Pulling in front and slowing down, and even brake checking can wake him.”
A commenter likewise wrote:
“This is more scary than cool.”
Another defended the tech and said:
“I’d rather have it an not need it than need it and not have it.”
In a separate tweet, Seth later added that the vehicles driver was “was asleep for the entirety of the 10 minutes I was near him in traffic.” He also clarified that his fiancé – not him – took the video.
People Share Heartwarming Stories Of Strangers Doing Random Acts Of Kindness
#5 is truly heroic!
We can always expect our loved ones to do nice things for us. However, some of the best acts of kindness actually come from complete strangers. One netizen asked people about the kindest thing a stranger has done to them and the internet responded with truly heartwarming stories.
It all started when Twitter user Nicole Cliffe posted a random question. Nicole herself had her own story to tell. When her airsick baby puked on her pants when they were on a plane, a flight attendant lent Nicole a pair of yoga pants.
Sometimes strangers can be the kindest people we encounter.
Alabama Teenager Suing Clinic That Aborted Girlfriend’s Pregnancy Without His Consent
“I’m here for the men who actually want to have their baby.”
There is little doubt that abortion is a touchy subject for women around the world. However, one teenager from Alabama is trying to prove that men should be involved as well. The man is suing the clinic that ended his girlfriend's pregnancy without his consent.
Ryan Magers of Madison County, Alabama filed a lawsuit against Huntsville's Alabama Women's Center, their employees and the pharmaceutical company who makes the medication used in an abortion. According to the 19-year-old, the clinic had aborted his girlfriend's pregnancy although he had begged the woman to keep the baby. Although it is too late for Magers, the teenager says he wants other would-be fathers to have a voice.
Magers was ready to be a father but his girlfriend decided not to pursue the pregnancy.
Parents Refuse Further Vaccination Of 6-yo Son Even After Tetanus Almost Got Him
Overall, the child spent 57 days in inpatient acute care, 47 of which were in the intensive care unit.
The tetanus vaccine has certainly prevented children from suffering from the bacterial infection for several years. However, an unvaccinated boy became the first case of pediatric tetanus in the state of Oregon in 30 years. Amazingly, the child's parents have refused any further vaccination although the boy almost died from the severe infection.
The case study was published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the report, the six-year-old wounded his forehead while playing outdoors on a farm. The family reportedly cleaned the wound and sutured it at home. Unfortunately, the unvaccinated boy "had episodes of crying, jaw clenching, and involuntary upper extremity muscle spasms, followed by arching of the neck and back (opisthotonus) and generalized spasticity."
The boy lacerated his forehead while playing on a farm.