Elon Musk’s Tesla literally saves a man’s life


Cinematographer Max Paul Franklin found himself in a life-threatening situation, which was later rectified by his Tesla’s Full Self-Driving mode, he explained in a recent post on X.

Franklin took to Musk’s platform X, formally known as Twitter, to tell the harrowing story of how he was rushed to hospital in his Tesla Model Y with minimal human intervention.

In a post titled ‘My Crazy True Story,’ Franklin writes, “On April 1st, Tesla unlocked Full Self-Driving capability for all Tesla vehicles in America. In a moment of dire need, at 2:00 a.m. the following morning, I found myself grappling with severe dehydration and a blood glucose level of 670 due to a malfunction in my insulin pump. With no time to spare, I turned to my Model Y for assistance.”

Franklin explained that his Tesla navigated the 13-mile journey from his home in Virginia to the hospital. The car even offered to park the vehicle so the director could receive immediate medical attention.

The journey and Tesla’s Full Self Driving capabilities were “swift and efficient,” according to Franklin.

Despite owning a host of luxury vehicles, Franklin commends Elon Musk for his “commitment to excellence and innovation,” as the technology allowed Franklin to attend to his medical emergency.

“As an owner of luxury vehicles including Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Acura, and Cadillac, I can unequivocally declare Tesla the pinnacle of automotive innovation today,” the post states.

Elon Musk responded to Franklin via X, writing, “Glad Tesla FSD was there to help and that you’re feeling well!”

Tesla’s Full Self-Driving capability allows the vehicle to “drive itself almost anywhere with minimal driver intervention,” the Tesla website reads.

The feature is said to be improving continuously with time, as the current technology requires “active driver supervision,” which does not make the vehicle autonomous, the company states.

Franklin’s story comes directly after Tesla settled a lawsuit with the family of an Apple engineer who died in a 2018 crash while driving in Autopilot mode.

Tesla reached an agreement on the eve of the trial, ending a five-year legal battle over the car crash that killed Walter Huang after his car veered off the highway near San Francisco.


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