Man appears to use Tesla autopilot to sleep while driving

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2015 file photo, a Tesla Model S is on display on the first press day of the Frankfurt Auto Show IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. Tesla Motors is recalling its entire fleet of Model S sedans to check their front seat belts after a passenger's seat belt became disconnected. The recall is the company's largest ever, involving 90,000 cars worldwide. Tesla sent an email Friday, Nov. 20, 2015 to affected customers.(AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

(CNN/WTNH) – This man took ‘autopilot’ a little too serious.

Tesla’s autopilot technology is making headlines but not in the way the company intended.

A video of a man using the technology to sleep behind is making the rounds on the internet.

Tesla says their new autopilot technology is designed to give drivers confidence behind the wheel, but still requires them to be alert and ready to take control at any time.

The company released a statement after a video surfaced on social media appearing to show a man asleep behind the wheel of a moving Tesla.

The video is sparking a discussion about the new technology.

The car company is using the opportunity to remind owners to be safe and responsible.

But, it still appears this particular driver may have hit the snooze bar.


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