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The video begins with the Model Y rounding a long, gentle curve on a two-lane road. As another vehicle approaches the Tesla in the opposing lane, the Model Y straightens its steering to send the electric crossover on a path for a head-on collision. The driver reacts quickly to retake control from the Full Self-Driving Beta and pull their Model Y back to the right.

However, the force needed to disengage “FSD” and avoid the head-on collision caused the driver to overcorrect. The driver lost control of the Model Y, and the vehicle slid off the road. The crossover fell into and then launched out of a small ditch along the side of the road. The Tesla bounced over the terrain before coming to a stop near a home. The description of the YouTube post stated that the Model Y’s frame and suspension were significantly damaged.

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While the driver’s overcorrection took the Model Y off the road, the accident wouldn’t have happened if the “FSD” had kept the vehicle within the bounds of the lane. Earlier this month, Tesla introduced a new update for the Full Self-Driving Beta to improve object detection.

This accident is just another one of the reasons why the public should be wary of a car company beta testing a potentially dangerous feature on public roads. The driver of the other car could have been seriously injured or worse because of the decisions made by a company that they might have never purchased a product or service from.