CBS News tests out Tesla Model S autopilot technology

– CBS NEWS, 17 NOVEMBER 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

Tesla rolled out its new autopilot system in its Model S just over two weeks ago, calling it a step on the path to a self-driving car. Ever since, Tesla owners have been experimenting with the technology, and a few have posted their frightening results to YouTube.

Once in the driver’s seat, you can choose settings on the big screen and turn on autopilot, but that immediately brings up a safety warning that some drivers have been ignoring, reports CBS News correspondent John Blackstone, who tested out the new feature.

The evidence is in YouTube videos suggesting autopilot is a good way to get a thrill ride while pushing technology to its limits. <Read More>