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.

Video description:

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.