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This article was published on June 4, 2016

Watch: Tesla driver caught snoozing at the wheel while car was on autopilot

Watch: Tesla driver caught snoozing at the wheel while car was on autopilot
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Bryan Clark

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A Tesla Model S driver was seen grabbing some z’s while the car eeked its way through slow-moving traffic. If this doesn’t make you want an autonomous car, nothing will.

The unidentified driver was taking advantage of Tesla’s rather robust autopilot system that uses 13 ultrasonic sensors to help the car change lanes, manage speed, avoid obstacles and even part themselves.

Of course, CEO Elon Musk and Tesla have warned users that the system shouldn’t be used completely autonomously just yet. Drivers are to keep their hands on the wheel even with the autopilot feature on, and sleeping is probably not such a good idea.

But for now, can we just high-five this guy who managed to grab some shut-eye during what looks like rush hour traffic?