Somebody call child services, stat.
If you've caught any stories about Tesla in the mainstream media, you'll probably be aware that the company has had to deal with some tricky court cases and complaints as a result of people misunderstanding what the company's Autopilot function is actually capable of. As a result, there has been crash after crash, but it seems that while some people can blame their misfortune on ignorance, others willfully look to take stupid risks. In the clips you'll see below, we've found arguably the prince and queen of stupidity. A young boy got his mother to film him pretending to sleep while behind the wheel, and we can't condemn their actions enough.
The video starts with the kid explaining what he is about to do while setting his Tesla Model 3 up for the clips that were destined for popular tween social media site TikTok. You can hear the boy's mother telling him that the light was getting low and that rush hour was approaching, making this bad idea even worse. But the spoiled brat pushed ahead and his mother folded, resulting in the video you see above. As if that's not bad enough, the boy then climbs out of the driver's seat and pretends to sleep in the back seat, where he's constructed a makeshift bed.
This isn't the only time that the kid has taken idiotic risks, as the next video shows. But how does this happen? Surely the car can tell that your hands aren't on the wheel? Well yes, it can. But although the kid is too dense to comprehend how moronic his actions are, he's clever enough to figure out that leaving the seatbelt buckled and attaching a weighted wristband to the steering wheel will allow the Autopilot system to remain engaged. The police have been contacted, and some have even reached out to Tesla in the hopes that this boy's access to Autopilot will be rescinded. We think harsher punishment is necessary, but that would be a great start.