This is the moment a Buddhist monk meditates with his eyes closed and hands at his side while in the driver’s seat of a ‘self-driving’ Tesla.
Filmed on a Chinese motorway, the monk is seen sitting in the lotus position on the driver’s seat while meditating with his eyes closed.
Meanwhile, the Tesla Model S apparently navigates itself along the quiet motorway on a rainy day.
The vehicle was reportedly fitted with a Level 2 (Partial Driving Automation) advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).
The car is able to control steering and accelerating and decelerating but falls short of being considered self-driving because a person sits in the driver’s seat and is able to take control of the vehicle at any time.
The system can help driver’s suffering with tiredness during a long trip, while also apparently allowing monks to meditate while cruising along the streets.
However, after the video was widely shared on the Chinese social network Douyin, the traffic police reportedly launched an investigation as they suspect the monk was travelling over the speed limit at the time.