Elon Musk responds to Belgian’s Tesla swerving to avoid wild boar
Friday, 12 June 2020
Credit: Kenneth van Hoesen/Twitter
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, responded to a video of the Tesla car of a Belgian man, showing how it automatically swerved to avoid a wild boar crossing the road.
Kenneth Van Hoesen was driving to his bakery at night, when a wild boar crossed the motorway in the municipality of Houthalen-Helchteren in the Limburg province and hit the side of the car.
“I pulled the steering wheel, but the car took over and chose the right lane immediately after the blow,” Van Hoesen told a local news outlet.
“In the video, it is clearly visible how the car takes over. I really felt the steering wheel turning. Apparently it automatically gives more power and braking to the tires when it feels something wrong,” he added.
The car is equipped with four cameras that record everything, and Van Hoesen decided to share the video in a Facebook group of locals, to warn them of crossing boars, he said.
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