Massachusetts Turnpike - The video shows a man hunched over the steering wheel of his self-driving car which according to Dakota Randall is moving at 60 mph on the Massachusetts Turnpike.
The passenger in the car seems to be asleep as well, or as many twitter users suggest is a carpool mannequin.
Randall shared the video on Twitter Sunday, with the caption, “Some guy literally asleep at the wheel on the Mass Pike (great place for it) Teslas are sic, I guess?”
As you can imagine, the tweet has received a lot of attention, including Tesla who sent a response from a spokesperson stating. “Many of these videos appear to be dangerous pranks or hoaxes.”
The spokesperson continues to say their cars will repeatedly send reminders to stay alert every 30 seconds if it detects the drivers hands are not on the wheel.
Randall responded with “ For the record, this was no hoax, at least not on my part. Maybe the people in the car were faking being asleep, but I'm skeptical. I just saw something weird on the highway and recorded it. Nothing revolutionary.”
Other users commented as well,Matt Gilbert wrote, “I would trust the Tesla more than that driver.”
Another tweet from @toxicpath suggested “A person in a normal car would be in a ditch and dead already.”
Many more questioned the cameraman, Darlene Martinez wrote “Shouldn't the driver of the vehicle who is taking the video be watching the road as well?”
Jame L replied, “Am I the only skeptic? Dude is faking an driver with vid doesn't have enough sense to get license plate and report to police? First thought is to post to Twitter?”
For the record, there is no Massachusetts law against falling asleep behind the wheel of a self-driving car.
This is also not the first incident involving a driver asleep at the wheel of a self-driving car.
In August, another video circulated of a driver who appeared to be dozing off on the interstate in California.
@RalphNader Ralph can you do anything about stopping this disturbing phenomenon? My wife and I shot this video last week on the busy I-5 in LA. @Tesla #sleepingdrivers #unsafeatanyspeed pic.twitter.com/ADbpt0uSZ4— Clint Olivier (@ClintOlivier) August 21, 2019