Tesla has come under fire for its Autopilot feature after a fatal traffic accident earlier this year. The same feature might have just saved the life of a Missouri man who suffered a pulmonary embolism by driving him to a local hospital.

In late July, Joshua Neally left work and began to drive home in his week-old Tesla Model X, activating the Autopilot feature when he entered the highway. Miles down the road, he felt "the most excruciating pain [he’s] ever had," in his chest, and after calling his wife, decided to go to the nearest emergency room. Neally allowed the car to continue driving on the highway for the next twenty miles, before taking over and guiding the vehicle the remaining couple of miles to the hospital, where he checked…

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First published at: August 7, 2016 at 07:56PM.
Syndicated from: http://www.theverge.com/2016/8/7/12397056/tesla-autopilot-have-saved-life-model-x-autopilot