Rally driver Alex Roy claims to have set two records, the “fastest cross-country trip in an electric car, and the the fastest cross-country trip in an autonomous car.” Roy was accompanied by friends Carl Reese and Deena Mastracci on a coast-to-coast journey in the Tesla Model S P85D travelling on autopilot.

Licensed under CC - credit Flickr user: Marc van der Chijs
Licensed under CC – credit Flickr user: Marc van der Chijs

It took the group two and a half days to travel from Redondo Beach, California to New York City, though the total trip time was reportedly 57 hours and 48 minutes.

The autopilot function received high reviews from all involved. It is a pretty powerful demonstrator of the potential for integrating autonomous driving technology as a transport solution.

Source: Tesla Model S W/ Autopilot Sets 2 Cross-Country Trip Time Records

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