According to the Washington Post, YouTube videos showing "drivers behaving dangerously" behind the wheel of a Tesla on Autopilot will force the luxury car manufacturer to limit what the vehicle can do so as "to minimize people doing crazy things with it."
The warning from Tesla is just the latest from high-tech automakers about the dangerous ease some people have in ceding their control to a relatively new technology. Google's latest monthly update on its driverless car project reported that at least one test driver turned around to look for something in the backseat while the computer was doing the driving — at 65 mph on the freeway.
"We saw human nature at work," Google said in its report. "People trust technology very quickly once they see it works."
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