Somewhere out there in the United States, there’s a small white Tesla dog cruising down the highway….or something like that.
While some of our friends among the Dogs of Twitter (looking at you, Puppsy) occasionally pose for photos behind the wheel of human vroom machines, this is a terrible idea to actually play out in reality.
This was spotted by a writer for the car news site Jalopnik, or technically by her husband, and then he sent her the link to a Reddit thread and she wrote up the story.
It was originally posted in a thread called “Oddly Terrifying” by the user MountainousOutset, who shot a video of the doggo in the front seat of a Tesla Model X.
A Tesla dog appears to drive down the highway in a new Reddit video.
The Tesla Model X is a self-driving car, or at least has a fully automatic mode, which can apparently be started by switching into autopilot and applying a bit of pressure on the gas pedal for a moment.
So this driving dog can’t actually be steering and it was filmed as a prank, which is kind of hilarious and equally scary – what if the road had been more crowded?
It definitely gives a new meaning to the term “road dog,” however….and seems like an excellent recipe for creating fresh roadkill. Don’t do this, people.
For a much safer driving dogs experience than this Tesla dog, we recommend watching the animated kids series Racer Dogs, a late-2000s predecessor to Paw Patrol following a group of anthropomorphic canines as they pilot race cars around a variety of Hot Wheels-style tracks.
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