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Another autopilot crash

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Sir Guacamolaf, Jul 11, 2016.

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Should NHTSA ban God?

  1. Yes, God is sometimes not a very good savior.

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  2. No, nanny state, I'll pray when I want!

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  1. Sir Guacamolaf

    Sir Guacamolaf The good kind of fat

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    #1 Sir Guacamolaf, Jul 11, 2016
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    God is my autopilot.

    Woman who was driving while praying with her eyes closed hits house


    Ok humor aside, my point is, autopilot or no autopilot, there is no accountability for irresponsible human behavior. IMO Tesla and Autopilot are very unfairly the crosshairs. This is ridiculous. I wish NHTSA and media spent this much energy on something more meaningful that would actually prevent deaths, like carte blanche ban on texting while driving.
     
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  2. calisnow

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    With a name like "Sir Guacamolaf" I should've seen this coming.
     
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  3. EinSV

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    Funny stuff. Might want to consider a new thread title.;)
     
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    I bet $10 that AP was not ON
     
  5. Ryan MF

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    Don't ban -- It is the fastest trip to the afterlife
     
  6. Vrrooom

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    This isn't autopilot going wrong, it's Darwinism.
     
  7. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

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    Okay, that is an amusing news story -- at least I find it so -- but it has nothing to do with "AP" (which most TMC readers will assume when they read the thread titled before reading the news report). I realize your intent in using AP was humor, but given the spate of Tesla crashes recently where news headlines led readers to believe that Tesla AP was directly responsible for a crash, I do not think your thread title is helpful.
     
  8. brkaus

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    AP - All Powerful?
     
  9. Ames

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    Mods: can we have just 1 autopilot crash thread with a suitable title; something like "Idiot Drivers Let Their Teslas Crash While Assisted By AutoPilot."
     

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