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Active safety - side collision avoidance

Kevin Harney

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Apr 30, 2008
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This was in the presentation from about 7:55 - 8:20. Apparently the car will steer to avoid a side collision on its own. Anyone have more info on this from being at the event. I find it odd that this was glossed over so quickly with such little detail and no one has really mentioned it or started a topic on it .....
 

Panu

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Jan 9, 2015
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Uusimaa, Finland
This was in the presentation from about 7:55 - 8:20. Apparently the car will steer to avoid a side collision on its own. Anyone have more info on this from being at the event. I find it odd that this was glossed over so quickly with such little detail and no one has really mentioned it or started a topic on it .....

I noticed that too. But looking at this page Model X | Tesla Motors there are only these:

providing the driver with real-time feedback to avoid collisions

blind spot and side collision warnings

These sound like the same what we have in Model S.
 

omarsultan

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Jun 22, 2013
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Northern California
What Elon implied was active steering being added to the current capabilities. There was actually very little said about the SW side o things, even though the demo cars were running 7.something--I think he has perhaps learned his lesson about talking up AutoPilot anymore until it ships.
 

anxman

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Dec 21, 2014
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What Elon implied was active steering being added to the current capabilities. There was actually very little said about the SW side o things, even though the demo cars were running 7.something--I think he has perhaps learned his lesson about talking up AutoPilot anymore until it ships.

This is also my belief. I think he pulled a big blunder by marketing autopilot so early. I think he's gunshy a bit now about overselling features before they're ready.
 

robertvg

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Jul 3, 2015
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This was in the presentation from about 7:55 - 8:20. Apparently the car will steer to avoid a side collision on its own. Anyone have more info on this from being at the event. I find it odd that this was glossed over so quickly with such little detail and no one has really mentioned it or started a topic on it .....

I can tell you that my car whilst in traffic jam yesterday when another car approached me to much on the left it automatically steered a bit to the right. At the same moment you hear 3 times an alarm sound.
 

1208

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Dec 22, 2014
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Elon should have focused on the AP being about safer driving than easier driving, in the same way he focused on the safety of the X founders delivery.
 

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