Tesla’s new autopilot technology prevents crash on slick Seattle road

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Some people are using Tesla’s new autopilot technology for fun, like driving across the country in record time. Others, though, are finding that the new feature helps avoid dangerous crashes.

Jon Hall, a Seattleite and owner of a Tesla Model S P85D, posted a dash cam video Wednesday on YouTube that shows how he avoided a collision thanks to the auto-pilot.

Hall was driving on State Route 99 just north of downtown Seattle when an oncoming car attempted to make a left turn directly in front of him.

“I was watching traffic to my right and that Honda turned right in front of me,” Hall told GeekWire. “I would have smashed right into him had the car not hit the (brakes) for me.”

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