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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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Why Sin Eating Was Once The Worst Job In The World

Technically, it was a thankless job.

If you think you are unfortunate for having to hold on to a job that you think sucks, bear in mind that at one point in history, there were people who went the extent of risking their salvation just for money. For the so-called Sin Eaters then, it did not matter if they had to suffer eternal damnation in hell for as long they could eat and have some coins in their pockets.

While a Sin Eater is already a thing of the past, there is no questioning that it held the notion as being the worst job in England, Scotland, and Wales where it was practiced from the Middle Ages until the early 1900s. You see, a Sin Eater had to eat a piece of bread placed on the chest of a dying person, otherwise known as a sin-soaked bread, while the family of the would-be departing person watched, prayed, and drank a flagon of ale.

By eating the sin-soaked bread, it was believed then that a Sin Eater could absolve the dying person from his sins, and his chances of entering heaven would improve.

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Touching Plane Crash Memorial Site Spotted via Google Maps

The incident claimed 170 lives and its memorial is beautifully haunting.

On September 19, 1989, international passenger plane UTA Flight 772 was en route from Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo to the Charles De Gaulle airport in Paris. Tragically, the aircraft never made it to its destination as a bomb in the cargo hold blew up, causing it to break up over the Sahara desert.

The explosion, which later became known as the deadliest plane-related incidents in Niger, claimed the lives of all the 156 passengers and 14 crew members. French investigators later confirmed that it was an attack by Libyan terrorists.

Fast forward to 2007, Les Familles de l’Attentat du DC-10 d’UTA, an associated of the victims’ families, created a beautiful memorial for their departed loved ones. Now the said memorial is visible via Google Maps and Google Earth.

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Relaxing In Long Hot Bath Is Equivalent To A 30-Minute Walk, Researchers Claim

This may be a faster way to burn those calories away!

Having a hard time shedding those excess fat from your body? Well it looks like the answer doesn’t have to be a complicated one at all. According to researchers, spending time in hot baths may be equivalent to a 30-minute walk.

Sounds too good to be true, you say? Well listen up since scientists have some interesting information to back it up.

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