Tesla testing 'Mad Max' autopilot mode

    Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveils the Tesla Semi in November 2017 in Hawthorne, California.

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    • Electric car maker testing "Mad Max" autopilot mode
    • Prototype system is designed for heavy traffic

    (CNN)The futuristic film "Mad Max" is having a real-life moment, and those who drive in heavy traffic will understand why.

    Electric vehicle maker Tesla is trying out an aggressive "Mad Max" driving mode in its prototype autopilot feature, chief executive Elon Musk revealed Monday.
      The mode -- named after the post-apocalyptic 1979 Mel Gibson film -- is the highe