A motorist who used to be noticed within the again seat of his Tesla because it travelled down a San Francisco Bay House highway has been arrested for reckless using.
California Freeway Patrol stated Param Sharma, 25, has additionally been cited for disobeying an officer.
Police have been alerted after receiving quite a lot of calls describing an individual seated within the backseat of a Tesla Style three with out any person within the motive force’s seat whilst travelling on Interstate 80 around the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
A motorbike officer noticed the Tesla, showed the one occupant used to be within the backseat, took motion to forestall the auto and noticed the individual within transfer to the motive force’s seat ahead of coming to a halt.
Government stated they cited Sharma, of San Francisco, on 27 April for the same offence.
In an interview with The Related Press on Wednesday, Sharma stated he did not anything incorrect, and he’s going to stay using within the again seat with no person at the back of the guidance wheel.
“It used to be in reality designed to be ridden within the again seat,” Sharma stated.
“I think more secure within the again seat than I do within the motive force’s seat, and I think more secure with my automotive on Autopilot, I accept as true with my automotive Autopilot greater than I accept as true with everybody at the street.”
He believes his Style three can pressure itself, and does now not perceive why he needed to spend an evening in prison.
He stated he began using within the again seat of autonomously using Tesla cars in 2018 and has long gone about 40,000 miles with out being within the motive force’s seat.