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A TESLA driver was filmed ASLEEP at the wheel in shocking footage posted on Twitter with the poster questioning whether anything could be done to stop the “disturbing phenomenon”.

PUBLISHED: 14:41, Fri, Aug 23, 2019 | UPDATED: 14:41, Fri, Aug 23, 2019

He explained that this happened on the busy Interstate 5 as the video shows his and his wife's shock and confusion. The Tesla driver can be seen motionless behind the wheel as the car careers down the road seemingly maintaining its position using Tesla Auto-pilot. Towards the end of the video, the driver regains consciousness and replaces their hands on the wheel.

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Comments on the video quickly broke into debate regarding the safety of driverless vehicles and Tesla’s innovation attempts.

One person commented: “Anyone who sees this should immediately call the police.

“This is just as dangerous as a drunk driver!”

Another wrote: “I can’t imagine myself trusting the system so much as to fall asleep at the wheel.”

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Tesla CarClint Olivier recorded the moment a Tesla Driver seemed to fall asleep at the wheel on the motorway (Image: Clint Olivier)

Elon Musk Tesla News carA fiery debate erupted after the video was posted on the future of driverless cars (Image: Getty)

Some viewers took to defending the Tesla car owner and said: “About 18 Americans died today because they fell asleep while driving and crashed.

“This guy wasn’t one of

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