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Old 11-15-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Stupidest misuse of Tesla's Autopilot yet

Tesla's Autopilot software, loaded to Model S cars, is meant to be used as an aid for drivers, rather than to drive the car all by itself. Since this recent update, we've seen some videos of drivers having some scary moments, when they just left the driving to the car. These previous videos at least had the driver behind the wheel, where they could gain control of the car if needed. Well, the video below shows a Model S driver in the Netherlands, putting complete faith in the Tesla's autopilot, from the back seat. I'm thinking this guy takes the crazy award for the year. Maybe he didn't see the other videos out there.



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Old 11-15-2015, 09:07 PM   #2
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:14 PM   #3
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:19 PM   #4
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Why? Because it's better than 99% of the human drivers on the road?
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:31 PM   #5
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I thought rich folk weren't in the whole "ghostride the whip" trend

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Old 11-15-2015, 09:33 PM   #6
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It looks like his autopilot download didn't take.




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Old 11-15-2015, 09:44 PM   #7
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Why? Because it's better than 99% of the human drivers on the road?
Please stop pretending this technology is ready for use.
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Why? Because it's better than 99% of the human drivers on the road?


what if something fails? i trust myself over any kind of automated driving.


this will literally be the end of anybody paying attention to anything anymore.
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Old 11-15-2015, 09:48 PM   #9
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what if something fails? i trust myself over any kind of automated driving.


this will literally be the end of anybody paying attention to anything anymore.
Lol, fallacy of control
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Please stop being ignorant.


don't you have an m3?


tell us why you chose an m3 over say, a c63?


because the M is more of a "drivers" car, amiright?
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If pressure sensors can detect the presence of a passenger for the airbag systems, why can't they figure out a way to prevent people from leaving the drivers seat while on auto?
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Man, I wish this tech would be ready for prime time and an option in most midlevel cars...I'd love to have this in my jeep....set it on i70 from NJ to Moab, and go to sleep in the back.
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If pressure sensors can detect the presence of a passenger for the airbag systems, why can't they figure out a way to prevent people from leaving the drivers seat while on auto?
*person climbs into back seat*
*autopilot turns off*
"Please return to your seat and fasten your seatbelt"
*Car veers off the road into a tree*
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Man, I wish this tech would be ready for prime time and an option in most midlevel cars...I'd love to have this in my jeep....set it on i70 from NJ to Moab, and go to sleep in the back.
Tesla model 3 is just a few more years away .


I can't wait for the 3 to come out, the S is just too big to use in San Francisco.
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*person climbs into back seat*
*autopilot turns off*
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*Car veers off the road into a tree*
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*person climbs into back seat*

*autopilot turns off*

"Please return to your seat and fasten your seatbelt"

*Car veers off the road into a tree*

If a car is capable of going down the road at 80 mph and is able to switch lanes and brake by itself surely it's able to pull off on the side of the road.
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If a car is capable of going down the road at 80 mph and is able to switch lanes and brake by itself surely it's able to pull off on the side of the road.
What if there is no shoulder?
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I'm still waiting to see how law enforcement and insurance companies will deal with the shit storm that this tech will bring. Expect the emergence of new laws (..and probably insurance exclusions) to take effect. You heard it here first.
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I'm still waiting to see how law enforcement and insurance companies will deal with the shit storm that this tech will bring. Expect the emergence of new laws (..and probably insurance exclusions) to take effect. You heard it here first.
Most def. You don't even need exclusions to deny coverage. This would fall under the same category as ghost riding the whip. While police won't be able to issue citations if the driver is behind the wheel and doesn't violate any moving violations, sitting in the back seat certainly qualifies as reckless driving at the minimum. Where I see this being a serious obstacle for law enforcement is DUI stops...dudes can be hammered, but the Tesla will basically drive straight for them...granted, this will only work on highways and boulevard type streets, but still. Technically the tesla system isnt anything new. Radar cruise control has been around forever, and the lane departure warning stuff has been around for a while as well..they just combined it and called it "autopilot" which was a fvcking stupid idea. Should have called it driver assist or something...the world autopilot opens them up for a world of liability. I actually think Im going to dump my Tesla stock over this stupidity.
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