Tesla Autopilot caught speeding already

Last week Tesla released the most advanced autonomous-driving features with its 7.0 software release which was made available on the Model S and Tesla’s new Model X.

You would have thought that autonomously driving cars would make you exempt from speeding tickets but that isn’t the case for the Tesla Autopilot.

The Tesla Autopilot components in software version 7.0 contain Autosteer, Automatic Emergency Steering and Side Collision Warning, Auto Lane Change and Autopark. Basically everything you need from an autonomously driving vehicle.

Everything other than adjusting the speed as the team at DragTimes found out when the autonomously driving Model S got clocked by the Florida Highway Patrol for doing 75mph in a 60mph zone.

The driver was given a speeding ticket for exceeding the speed limit.

Tesla haven’t given any word on if the Model S’ systems will be programmed to slow down along particular stretches of road with speed limits but for now take a look at the vast array of videos around the web of close calls with the Autopilot system.

The Tesla Model S initially scored a rating system breaking score in the Consumer Reports’ review of it. The Model S scored 103 out of 100 despite it being rated by Model S users as “below average”

For the full video of the Tesla Autopilot system in take a look here.

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