Self-driving car pulls off impressive sudden swerve by auto-pilot to avoid crash with truck

A video showing a car avoid a collision with a truck while on autopilot gives an impressive insight into the future of self-driving cars.

The dash-cam film, uploaded by the vehicle owner to Youtube, demonstrates the incredible technological advances taking place in motoring.

The clip clearly shows a white truck attempting to change lanes without realising the car was there before the car automatically moved to the side without any input from the driver.

Joshua Brown who captured and shared the clip, explained on his page: "Tesla Model S autopilot saved the car autonomously from a side collision from a boom lift truck. I was driving down the interstate and you can see the boom lift truck in question on the left side of the screen on a joining interstate road.

"Once the roads merged, the truck tried to get to the exit ramp on the right and never saw my Tesla.

He added: "I actually wasn't watching that direction and Tessy (the name of my car) was on duty with autopilot engaged. I became aware of the danger when Tessy alerted me with the 'immediately take over' warning chime and the car swerving to the right to avoid the side collision. "

The car's autopilot helped avoid an accident 

Brown was lucky to avoid a serious accident and credits the car with saving him.

"Tessy did great.

"I have done a lot of testing with the sensors in the car and the software capabilities. I have always been impressed with the car, but I had not tested the car's side collision avoidance.

"I am very impressed."

The truck did not see the car and would surely have collided if it wasn't for the autopilot's quick reflexes 

Google's self driving car recently suffered a setback after one of its vehicles was involved in an accident.

It is believed the bus was only travelling at 15mph but the impact of the crash tore off the Lexus' side radar and crumpled the left side of the bonnet.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.

Google said last month it bears "some responsibility" for what happened.

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