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This article was published on April 14, 2016

Secretly, we’re all this granny experiencing Tesla’s Autopilot mode for the first time

Secretly, we’re all this granny experiencing Tesla’s Autopilot mode for the first time
Bryan Clark
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Bryan Clark

Former Managing Editor, TNW

Bryan is a freelance journalist. Bryan is a freelance journalist.

Anyone that’s been behind the wheel of a car that can drive itself knows the second you take your hands off the steering wheel for the first time — and trust the car not to hurl itself into oncoming traffic — is a nerve-wracking experience.

Most of us, however, force all this anxiety down and try to appear as cool as a cucumber while we secretly start to wonder whether the future was really worth drinking baby food through a straw the rest of our lives.

This granny shares none of your inhibitions about voicing her anxiety over Tesla’s self-driving feature. When someone put the car into Autopilot mode, grandma lost her shit and appeared mere moments away from unbuckling her seatbelt and hurling herself out of this demon car.

Welcome to the future grandma.