Self-driving Tesla Model X rushes owner to hospital

Self-driving Tesla Model X rushes owner to hospital

A driver in the USA suffered a pulmonary embolism while he was driving his Tesla Model X – so he told the car’s autopilot feature to take him to the nearest hospital.

37-year-old Joshua Neally was driving home from his Missouri office in the SUV when he suffered a piercing pain in his stomach and chest.

Instead of calling for an ambulance, Neally, a lawyer, instructed the Tesla to use its Autopilot feature to navigate to a hospital emergency department.

The system is able to control braking, accelerating and steering for sections of motorways, but isn’t capable of driving through towns.

Neally’s Model X reportedly drove 20 miles towards a hospital emergency department, before he managed to take over and park the electric SUV.

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