A viral video shows a woman sleeping behind the wheel of a Tesla on a California highway


A driver encountered what appeared to be a woman sleeping at the wheel of a Tesla driving on a Southern California highway.

viral videos are Kiki Dolas recordingshows a woman in a pink top and sunglasses appearing to be sleeping behind the steering wheel of a car. Tesla A sedan on Highway 15 near Temecula around 4pm on Thursday.

Dolas and her partner were driving back to Las Vegas when they spotted the driver. Dorus quickly recorded and narrated the incident.

The couple reportedly honked their horns for 15 minutes to try and get the driver’s attention.

Dolas said she eventually dialed 911 to report the incident.

She was wearing sunglasses. She leaned forward on her. Perhaps she had a health emergency or something so we started honking our horns to get her attention. So we couldn’t get her attention.The traffic was getting thicker and thicker.Let me call 911.

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California Highway Patrol (CHP) personnel pursued the Tesla two minutes after responding to the scene.

board member said to have been found A driver who wakes up.

“It is illegal and drivers must be aware that they must be awake, conscious and sober to be able to control the vehicle,” said CHP Temecula Officer Mike Rasig. told KTLA.

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Tesla is facing an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration for its controversial self-driving and autopilot-related crashes.

It’s not the first time such an incident has been caught on camera. In 2019, a driver was also found dozing off on the Santa Clarita highway.

Last month, the Justice Department requested documents from Tesla about two driver-assistance features.

Last October, Tesla CEO Elon Musk The company’s “fully self-driving” systems can often navigate the road, but they aren’t “ready enough without someone at the wheel.”

Tesla’s website also says that its electric vehicles cannot drive themselves.

Autopilot, Enhanced Autopilot and Full Self-Driving Capability are intended for use when a fully attentive driver is behind the wheel and ready to take over driving at any moment. These features are designed to improve their functionality over time, but the features currently enabled do not make the vehicle autonomous.