Man laughs as his elderly mother freaks out behind the wheels of self-driving carBy Mason White 9:59 AM April 22, 2016
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By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A man bought himself a self-driving car and took his mother out for a ride.
Bill Rimmer recorded a video of the day he allowed his elderly mother to drive his new Tesla Model S, which can drive itself.
Rimmer switched the car to the autopilot mode. At first, the ride went smooth, but when they got onto the two-lane highway, his 70-year-old mother freaked out.
“This is so scary, this is my first day and I’m about to die!” She said.
The elderly woman did not know that one can take control of the car by touching the steering wheel or by pressing the brake.
People who activate the autopilot, cannot eat while driving as they still need to pay attention to the road and have their hands ready at all times.
Rimmer finally reached out and turned the steering wheel slightly, ending his mother’s terrifying journey.
The Tesla S, which has a price tag of more than $100,000.00, comes with 12 ultrasonic sensors and radar that allows the car to change speeds and lanes as needed as well as park the car.