Sending a TESLA down California’s MOST ZIG-ZAGGY street!

Petar, a fellow road fan, helps us indulge in a highly unscientific experiment: Sending a Tesla Model 3 (loaded with “Full Self Driving” tech) down California’s crookedest street!

Sources cited:

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“Despite warnings, many people treat partially automated vehicles as self-driving,” IIHS/HLDI. Posted 11 Oct. 2022.

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GM Canada’s version of the “Super Cruise” ad keeps actors’ hands firmly on the steering wheel. Accessed 19 Oct. 2022.