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Self-Driving Car Takes Driver To Hospital, Saves His Life

Published on August 9, 2016 by   ·   No Comments



A Tesla Model X self-driving SUV saved a man’s life after he suffered a pulmonary embolism behind the wheel, by taking him to the nearest hospital.

Joshua Neally put his Tesla Model X on autopilot after feeling unwell with pains in his stomach and chest while driving from his office in Springfield, Missouri, to the nearby city of Branson.

The BBC reports:

Rather than call an ambulance, the lawyer decided to find a hospital using his car’s self-driving mode.

Around 20 miles down the road, the 37-year-old’s Tesla arrived at the road leading to the hospital emergency department.

He told Slate that he manually steered the vehicle in to the car park and checked himself in to the emergency room.

A pulmonary embolism is a potentially fatal obstruction of a blood vessel in the lungs.

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