The new Tesla S claims to be the fastest sedan on earth. It’s not the fastest car, but given that the new Dodge Challenger has 707 horsepower, that’s still a big boast. These aren’t your grandfather’s four-doors. And the new Tesla S can drive itself. You can’t let it yet–it’s ultrasonic radar can’t be trusted with your life–again, yet. But the demonstration is impressive. With recent studies on how distracted people are when they’re driving, even an imperfect auto-pilot might be better than the distracted, imperfect human.
The video comes by way of SlashGear. The Tesla S even acknowledges the speed limit and slows down to comply with it. Elon Musk, if he keeps disrupting the world like this, is going to have to fund local police departments himself. All the revenue police departments derive from speeding violations would dry up in a Tesla-dominated world. It’s been reported that “approximately 41 million people receive speeding tickets in the U.S. every year, paying out more than $6.2 billion per year,” according to statistics from the U.S. Highway Patrol published at StatisticBrain.com.