Independent porn star Taylor Jackson becomes the first person to have shot a pornographic scene where she engaged in various sex acts with a man while riding inside a moving Tesla Model X, on Autopilot.
In the adult industry, as well as in real life, there are people who would do just about anything to experience new things. And among them apparently, included people who would try to have intercourse, driven inside a moving vehicle that has no driver.
The nine-minutes blue-movie clip quickly went viral, and skyrocketed to internet fame, making the "Tesla" the number-one search term on the adult-rated website Pornhub.
According to Taylor Jackson:
"We both thought it was hot and joked about doing it again and putting it on Pornhub. We thought someone had to have done it before so we looked it up, but we couldn't find a single video. A few weeks later I signed up for a Pornhub account and this video was one of the first few videos I made."
While this is something that comes to realization after technology aids the moment to happen, this action can inspire others to do the same, with possible outcomes that include death.
Tesla's Autopilot that is powered by AI, is improving. But still it requires the driver to keep their hands on the wheels.
Jackson did warned that although the idea of copulating inside a self-driving car speeding down a highway may seem to be a new experience, but it's not for the fainthearted.
She said that:
"Most of the highway we were on was straight. We did have one scare where I hit the steering wheel and knocked it out of Autopilot mode. I wouldn't recommend it since it is dangerous."
Tesla itself has publicly acknowledged and legally fought many controversies ever since the electric-car company started offering its Autopilot self-driving technology to people who could afford it.
And with the video becoming viral, Tesla CEO Elon Musk responded with two tweets, saying that it "Turns out there's more ways to use Autopilot than we imagined," and simply said that "Shoulda seen it coming . . ."
Shoulda seen it coming …
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 9, 2019
Autopilot functionality in Tesla vehicles is meant to be an assistive measure, and not the primary way of piloting the car. It's built and designed to be used with attentive driver.
While it does help Tesla drivers to automatically steer, accelerate, and brake, but “current autopilot features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous,” warned Tesla in its vehicle documentation.
While Autopilot is designed to become more capable over time, in its current form, it is not a self-driving system.
For example, an incident involving a self-driving car has killed a pedestrian back in 2018. At that time, Elaine Herzberg, a 49-year old woman, was pushing her bicycle to cross a road, but walked outside the lines of the crosswalk.
A self-driving Volvo car that was operated by Uber, was in self-driving mode with a human backup driver at the wheel when it hit Herzberg.
The Uber car driver was reportedly watching Hulu at the moment of the crash.
And before Herzberg, another crash that took someone's life happened. This time, it involved Tesla.
At Williston, Florida, a man was killed after his Tesla Model S, operating in Autopilot mode, hit an articulated lorry.
Joshua Brown, who was 40 at the time, put his Model S into Autopilot mode when cruising the highway. The incident happened when a lorry joined the road from across the street, and the Tesla's sensors were unable to distinguish the white truck against a brightly lit sky.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said preliminary reports indicated that the crash occurred when the tractor-trailer made a left turn in front of the Tesla, and the car failed to apply the brakes.
This resulted to the car in attempting to drive full speed under the trailer, "with the bottom of the trailer impacting the windshield of the Model S".