The idea of self-driving cars has been used in science fiction for decades, but it’s now becoming a reality.

For many, the thought of a computer-operated car is both thrilling and terrifying. Should we really trust machines with our lives? The good news is that technology has advanced so far that these cars may even be able to predict accidents before they happen.

While riding in a Tesla car on autopilot in the Netherlands, dash cam footage caught the car predicting an accident about to happen and preemptively slowing down to avoid it.

Watch as the automobile slows down even before the SUV ahead begins to flip.

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Thankfully, no one was seriously injured in the accident, but it is a testament to how safe self-driving cars can be.

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