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Viral Video: Tesla’s Autopilot ‘Predicts’ Highway Accident And Stops Car Before It Happens

I don’t know about you but after watching this footage, I’m thinking of switching to a Tesla soon.

While most of us believe that accidents are totally unpredictable, that might be a thing of the past now – thanks of modern technology.

In a short video that recently went viral online, we see a Tesla car apparently predicting a road accident several seconds before it even happened.

Source: twitter

Taken via a dashcam, the impressive footage shows us that the car came to a full stop while on a highway right before a car crash.

The incident recently occurred in the A2 highway in the Netherlands and the vehicle’s autopilot feature sensed the accident’s pattern, triggered an alarm, and then utilizes the emergency braking system.

Hans Noordsij eventually uploaded the video on Twitter and it just went viral from there. Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt on the highway collision, according to him.

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In past interviews, Tesla founder Elon Musk has repeatedly emphasized that their company is hard at work in rolling out the Enhanced Autopilot feature soon. Aside from avoiding accident, the technology also features self-parking and automatic lane-changing capabilities.

Musk said:

“The foundation is laid for cars to be fully autonomous at a safety level we believe to be at least twice that of a person, maybe better.”

I don’t know about you but after watching this footage, I’m thinking of switching to a Tesla soon.

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9 Predictions Nostradamus Made for 2017

Will these turn to reality?

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There is one seer whose popularity never wavered despite being dead for centuries. Yep, you guessed it right. Good, old Michel de Nostredame, or Nostradamus as he is more popularly known, has achieved fame for his collections of prophecies. Quite frankly, most of those verses don't even make sense when read but there must be a reason why his quatrains transcended through centuries.

Nostradamus was a French physician before he delved into the world of the occult.

After correctly predicting the 9/11 attack, Hitler's ascent to power, and Trump's triumph in the presidential race, and more, Nostradamus' predictions must really be something worthy of consideration....

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Scientists Name Spider After Harry Potter Sorting Hat

No matter how scared you are of spiders, you’ll need this spider to tell you which house you should be in.

Scientists from India have named this uncannily hat-like spider after the Sorting Hat from the Harry Potter novels. The new specie measures only 7mm in size and has been named Eriovixia Gryffindori after House Gryffindor, one of the four houses of Hogwarts. Incidentally, the Sorting Hat is an anthropomorphic hat that tells students which of the Hogwarts houses they will be assigned to.

You all know this pivotal scene that brought Harry, Ron, and Hermione together.

Javed Ahmed, lead author of the study, shared:...

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Cheetah Population Worldwide Nosedives, Nears Extinction

The race to extinction is something that these wonderful animals shouldn’t be part of.

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Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), the fastest animals on land, are now facing near-extinction. According to experts, only an estimated 7,100 cheetahs are currently living in the wild.

A study led by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) revealed that the most affected population is that in Asia, with cheetahs in Iran estimated to be less than 50. In Zimbabwe, on the other hand, the population nosedived by 85%, from 1,200 in the year 2000 to only 170 this year.

Experts are lobbying to have the cheetah's status changed from "vulnerable" to "endangered."

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