A blue-movie actress skyrocketed to internet fame overnight this week as a video of her having sex inside a Tesla Model X on Autopilot mode went viral on Pornhub.
The nine-minute clip (and, no we aren’t linking to the video, find it yourself) has a whopping 1.9m views and counting on the world's most popular porno site. You may think that Pornhub must be flooded with racy content filmed in autonomous cars, so what’s special about this one? Well, it appears to be the first X-rated flick filmed using Tesla's super-cruise-control neural-network-based Autopilot on the road.
“Earlier this year I was on a road trip with my boyfriend and he asked me to have sex with him while driving,” the independent porn star known as Taylor Jackson told El Reg on Friday.
“We both thought it was hot and joked about doing it again and putting it on Pornhub. We thought someone had to have done it before so we looked it up, but we couldn't find a single video. A few weeks later I signed up for a Pornhub account and this video was one of the first few videos I made.”
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Autopilot, at the moment, requires the driver to keep their hands on the wheel while it autosteers, though Tesla hopes to eventually fill out its technology to fully hands-free. If you watch the XXX vids, which we did in the interests of investigative journalism and data science, you'll see Taylor's boyfriend in the driver seat with Taylor, well, on top, and um, while there's a lot of hand movements, there's not always a lot hands on the wheel.
The hardcore scene, uploaded a month ago, has gone viral, making Tesla the number-one search term on the X-rated website on Thursday night. The video was inundated with comments from online onanists. PornHub user RadDad76 wrote in this delicately put, highly thumbed-up post: “What a f*****g day and age we live in where we can watch a man **** some **** in a car that drives itself. Brings a tear to my eye.”
Here's Taylor breaking the good news to her followers on Twitter – and be aware her Twitter feed is filled with over-18s-only NSFW-grade material:
Although the idea of copulating in a self-driving car speeding down a highway may seem amusing, it’s not for the fainthearted, Jackson warned.
“I have experienced Autopilot a lot so I did feel safe," she told us. "Most of the highway we were on was straight. We did have one scare where I hit the steering wheel and knocked it out of Autopilot mode. I wouldn't recommend it since it is dangerous.”
The Autopilot function helps drivers automatically steer, accelerate, and brake. But “current autopilot features require active driver supervision and do not make the vehicle autonomous,” Tesla warned in its vehicle documentation.
We have asked Tesla for comment. We're not holding our breath for a response. ®