Autopilot is often blamed (usually, wrongly) for crashes involving a Tesla, but seldom do we see Autopilot being praised for preventing a collision. On the occasion of Tesla recently announcing a big upgrade to its system (with OTA version 8.0 - details here), saying it is now even up to 3x better, we figured we would pass along a positive story.
Such is the case in this video where we can see Autopilot step in to indicate a side collision is soon to occur.
Driving with moderate traffic, the car on the left lane didn't notice me on his blind spot when he shifted right.
I'm still in shock about this, so I can't remember if I steered right, or Model S helped me steer the wheel.
I only remember there is a chime warning sound and I immediately take the control and try to avoid the collision.