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Old 05-13-2018, 06:14 PM
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Tesla with Autopilot slams into truck stopped at red light
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:03 AM
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How many Dodges were in wrecks this weekend?

The autopilot has a better driving record than any 1000 drivers
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Old 05-14-2018, 05:10 AM
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The stats might even show better than that.
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Well if the driver was paying attention like he is required to do when using the auto pilot it would not have happened. Could you imagine the airline industry if the second the autopilot went on the phones in the cockpit came out so the pilots could Facebook and mess around on THT.
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Yep. It would be a lot like boating.
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Safest car. Compared to other models safer. Media loves to enforce status quo. Change is bad. Just saw a major Tesla investor Ron Baron, wildly bullish.
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If nothing else it is amazing the driver only had a broken ankle. The car did its job for sure, at least in the crinkle area.
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
Well if the driver was paying attention like he is required to do when using the auto pilot it would not have happened. Could you imagine the airline industry if the second the autopilot went on the phones in the cockpit came out so the pilots could Facebook and mess around on THT.
He was adjusting his Man bun and spilled his Hazelnut cappuccino
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He was adjusting his Man bun and spilled his Hazelnut cappuccino
Got to do what you got to do....
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"The company, which is based in Palo Alto, California, and has a huge battery factory in the Reno, Nevada, area, tells drivers the system requires them to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel so they can take control to avoid accidents."

That makes sense that the prudent driver would do that, so what's the point of having the system to begin with? It will drive the car for you, until it doesn't. You don't know if it is or is not working until its too late for you to do anything about it. The whole while, you keep your hands on the wheel, ready to make any necessary adjustments. Isn't that exactly what we have been doing for many years now? We keep our hands on the wheel, then when the car does something we don't want it to do, we make an adjustment. The only real difference is that when we are in control of the car, we know we need to make the adjustment. When the car is in control of itself, we have no way of knowing if we need to do something or not.

No thanks. I'd rather know I am in control of the car (or not), than to never know if I am about to crash or not.
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Originally Posted by Turtle9343 View Post
"The company, which is based in Palo Alto, California, and has a huge battery factory in the Reno, Nevada, area, tells drivers the system requires them to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel so they can take control to avoid accidents."

That makes sense that the prudent driver would do that, so what's the point of having the system to begin with? It will drive the car for you, until it doesn't. You don't know if it is or is not working until its too late for you to do anything about it. The whole while, you keep your hands on the wheel, ready to make any necessary adjustments. Isn't that exactly what we have been doing for many years now? We keep our hands on the wheel, then when the car does something we don't want it to do, we make an adjustment. The only real difference is that when we are in control of the car, we know we need to make the adjustment. When the car is in control of itself, we have no way of knowing if we need to do something or not.

No thanks. I'd rather know I am in control of the car (or not), than to never know if I am about to crash or not.
Agree.

Also, compared to the US market-Tesla sales are statistically insignificant Not that they don't have some great ideas but they are by no means the leader in technology.

My car has: lane keeping, blind side warning ,adaptive cruise control, driver habit warnings (lane drift, speed, collision avoidance), . All items I like and are very useful but I still drive it. All for about half the price. Level four autonomous is still a ways off.
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The problem isn't the car or the autopilot feature...it's the dumbasses driving them.
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I think we are getting closer to the lanes for self-driving trucks here.


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Did this one burn up the occupants? Tesla has an issue with their batteries during crashes...some think they even gamed the safety tests by not using batteries near full charge so as to not catch fire when shorted during a crash.
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Agree.

Level four autonomous is still a ways off.
I agree

Was at a drivers ed conference last December and Andy Pilgrim was there as speaker (Corvette Racing for years) and he is also an IT guy with his own IT company (he said he started his company to fund his racing habit ) . He made same comment, Andy is more in tune with technology than most of us but said he thinks it is an easy 20-30 yrs away at a minimum for a fully autonomous car
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Originally Posted by Turtle9343 View Post
"The company, which is based in Palo Alto, California, and has a huge battery factory in the Reno, Nevada, area, tells drivers the system requires them to keep their eyes on the road and their hands on the wheel so they can take control to avoid accidents."

That makes sense that the prudent driver would do that, so what's the point of having the system to begin with? It will drive the car for you, until it doesn't. You don't know if it is or is not working until its too late for you to do anything about it. The whole while, you keep your hands on the wheel, ready to make any necessary adjustments. Isn't that exactly what we have been doing for many years now? We keep our hands on the wheel, then when the car does something we don't want it to do, we make an adjustment. The only real difference is that when we are in control of the car, we know we need to make the adjustment. When the car is in control of itself, we have no way of knowing if we need to do something or not.

No thanks. I'd rather know I am in control of the car (or not), than to never know if I am about to crash or not.

I think its a step in the right direction but like all technology, it won't be 100% baked out of the gate. 10-15 years I would not be surprised if people do not own cars anymore as much as just call an automated Uber to take them wherever.
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Tesla in fatal crash was altered to limit its top speed, victim?s aunt says - Sun Sentinel

2 teens burn to death last week
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What happens to all the lithium batteries when the are disposed of??
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My car has: lane keeping, blind side warning ,adaptive cruise control, driver habit warnings (lane drift, speed, collision avoidance), .
Or as I like to chuckle to myself, keeps drunk drivers driving.
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Interesting that the back seat passenger was ejected from the vehicle, but the two front-seat occupants were trapped inside and could not get out. I wonder where/how the back seat passenger was ejected... through a back window?

But anyways... that one certainly doesn't sound like the car's fault. As written by one of the commenters : "A hearing officer on April 6 dismissed the unlawful speed violation." Speeding 112mph in a 50mph zone, yikes. That wasn't on the Turnpike or I-95, but a local road with intersections, driveways, bicyclists, etc. Dismissed? The father then had a vehicle altered for the speed not to exceed 85? Are you kidding me? "

Sounds like the 18 year old was driving well beyond his abilities again but this time didn't turn out so good.
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