Man Suffers Heart Attack: Tesla Model Y’s ‘Full Self Driving’ Drives Him To Hospital

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People have had reservations over the self-driving capabilities of Tesla electric cars. Many people have said that it is unnecessary. However, people forget that this technology can also be very useful in unwarranted situations. Recently, as a prime example of this, a man has shared his experience. He stated that his Tesla Model 3, equipped with full self-driving capability, helped him during a critical medical emergency. He revealed that the car saved his life.

Tesla Model 3 Saves Life

The exact place where this unique incident took place has not been reported. However, the entire incident has been shared by Maxpaul Franklin on their X page. He states that recently, during a fateful night, he found himself grappling with a severe medical emergency.

What Happened?

Franklin revealed that he was suffering from dehydration and dangerously high blood glucose levels. This happened due to a malfunction in his insulin pump. During this time, he was alone and had no immediate access to assistance. So, this is when he turned to his Tesla Model 3 for aid.

Tesla recently unlocked the full self-driving feature on its cars in the USA. Following this, the man activated the autonomous driving mode with a double click of the steering column stalk. He then entrusted his life to Tesla.

Man Suffers Heart Attack: Tesla Model Y’s ‘Full Self Driving’ Drives Him To Hospital

He added that without any human intervention, the Tesla Model 3 skillfully helped him reach the hospital. As per Franklin, the distance from his house to the VA Medical Center was around 13 miles. He stated that the Tesla Model 3 reached the hospital without any hiccups.

Upon arrival at the hospital, he stated that the Tesla Model 3 even autonomously parked itself. This then allowed the owner to seek urgent medical attention without delay. Despite enduring the ordeal, the man emerged from the hospital with a positive outcome.

Franklin, in his post, also mentions, “As an owner of luxury vehicles including Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Acura, and Cadillac, I can unequivocally declare Tesla the pinnacle of automotive innovation today. Its life-saving capabilities in critical moments underscore its superiority.”

In the same post, Franklin also shared his experience of owning a Tesla Model 3. He stated that the cost-saving benefits of owning a Tesla cannot be overstated. He said that he has a solar-powered home.

Franklin’s Message to Elon Musk

Man Suffers Heart Attack: Tesla Model Y’s ‘Full Self Driving’ Drives Him To Hospital
Tesla CEO Elon Musk

So because of this, he has spent a very low amount on charging his Tesla Model 3. He added that he has saved around $1,000 (approximately Rs 83,000). In addition, he has expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

He said, “I extend my gratitude to Elon Musk for his crazy erratic leadership in advancing technology that is more than just transportation. As someone who shares Elon’s place “on the spectrum,” I am particularly appreciative of his commitment to excellence and innovation. He has profoundly impacted our world and personally impacted my own.”

Tesla Model 3

Man Suffers Heart Attack: Tesla Model Y’s ‘Full Self Driving’ Drives Him To Hospital

The Tesla Model 3 is the most affordable vehicle from Tesla. It is offered as a rear-wheel-drive vehicle and a Dual motor all-wheel-drive vehicle. It comes powered by a 60 kWh battery pack. The car offers a range of around 415 km. It produces a total power of 283 PS and 420 Nm of torque. The sprint from 0-100 kmph happens in just 6.1 seconds.