Man reportedly caught sleeping behind the wheel of a self-driving Tesla

Man caught snoozing behind the wheel of self-driving Tesla

Wish you could sleep your way through rush hour traffic? It looks like one Tesla owner did just that.

A Monday post on Imgur appears to show the driver of a Tesla sleeping behind the wheel while the car moves through heavy traffic on autopilot.

Tesla revealed at a conference on Tuesday that owners of its electric cars had driven more than 100 million miles using its autopilot feature, according to The Verge. Still, the company isn't keen about its drivers snoozing while on the road.

"Autopilot is by far the most advanced such system on the road, but it does not turn a Tesla into an autonomous vehicle and does not allow the driver to abdicate responsibility," Tesla told CNBC. "Since the release of Autopilot, we've continuously educated customers on the use of the feature, reminding them that they're responsible for remaining alert and present when using Autopilot and must be prepared to take control at all times."

The company noted that its autopilot feature requires the driver to make contact with the wheel when the system deems the driving conditions unsafe. Drivers are alerted by a visual and auditory warning and if they do not place their hands on the wheel, the car will gradually slow down, engage its hazard lights and come to a complete stop, according to Tesla.

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The post gained traction Tuesday on Twitter and share-site Reddit.

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Tesla did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

Here's hoping the folks who filmed the "sleeping" driver are in on the act and just looking for laughs.