A video of a man completely asleep at the wheel of his Tesla on a highway while the car is on Autopilot goes viral.

A man fell asleep behind the wheel of his Tesla while it was on autopilot, and a couple caught him on video.

As the car passed the couple, they caught back up to the car tried to get the man to wake up.

The incident happened on I-5 Santa Clarita Highway, California.

The couple managed to knock on their window loud enough to wake the man up, at which point the man jumped and took the wheel.

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Here’s the video:

Clint Olivier, the driver who saw the video says he didn’t contact the police because the driver woke up and regained control of the car.

Olivier told reporters:

“He was completely out – sound asleep. My wife was on her phone on Instagram or something and I said get off your phone and record this!”

The car was going down the 70-75mph highway with no one in control at the wheel, while not swerving and staying exactly in its lane.

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Tesla’s website states that although the car does have Autopilot, it’s not the same as a Self-driving car:

“Autopilot is intended for use with a fully attentive driver, who has their hands on the wheel and is prepared to take over at any time.”

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Updated: February 4, 2020 — 10:02 am

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