Tesla’s new Autopilot system may have saved a Norwegian family from turning a high speed car accident into a multi-automobile pileup.
While driving his family home from their vacation in Belgium, Frank van Hoesel’s dashboard camera installed on his Tesla Model X caught footage of a car slamming into another vehicle on the Autobahn in Germany directly in front of his family’s car.
The dashboard video seems to show the Tesla issue a warning before the car ahead of Hoesel had hit its brakes. Then, while watching an SUV flipping ominously in front of him and another car careen off to the side of the road, Hoesel found his car slowing down without his help.
“When it happened, when the other cars started hitting the brakes, I also started hitting the brakes, Hoesel told NBC News. “But then the car already was almost stopped.”