Photos: TechRepublic test drives Tesla's Autopilot

Tesla's headquarters

In May 2016, I took my first drive in an Autopilot-enabled Tesla. Sitting behind the wheel of the Model S, I navigated down 280 South in California, as the car drove around curves in the highway, adjusted speed, and even switched lanes autonomously. This was Autopilot 7.0, still in beta mode.

Here's the Tesla headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

SEE: Tesla Autopilot: Behind the wheel of the world's first AI-powered driving experience

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By Hope Reese

Hope Reese is a writer based in Louisville, Kentucky, currently living in Budapest. Her work has appeared in the Atlantic, the Boston Globe, Vox, Vice and other publications.