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AP abuse - this is a whole new level of idiot...

Kandiru

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Oct 20, 2014
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Oh yes, like they guy with the hand simulator in the link, the more your put your mind at ease that the machine is competent, the more likely you will die on the road.

I reserve AP for lonely streches of highway, always hands on knees and looking forward at the road ahead, once congestion starts near a town I go manual.

OP you are so right.
 

TaoJones

Beyond Driven
Nov 10, 2014
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2,857
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Eating while driving? This doesn't even rate a merit badge.

How incalculably underwhelming.

I am dumber for having read this thread.

Edit: I am soooooooooooo tempted to offer up some truly award-winning behavior. However, youse would all need to sign NDAs *and*, on top of that, promise to never attempt the replication of said behavior.

Eh. Never mind.

And no, neither midgets (er, the vertically-challenged) nor farm animals (nor farm implements) were involved. Simultaneously or otherwise.

As far as you know.
 
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svp6

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Sep 6, 2014
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MN
Somebody has to be an organ donor - he may become one soon. I sure hope he does not live anywhere close to me. And for those supportive of his attitude, fell free to take a ride with him at the wheel - you may change your mind.
 

croman

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Nov 21, 2016
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Chicago, IL
AP abuse or maybe the whole point of AP vs. everyone else? As others have mentioned, this is not an uncommon sight (or worse, phones which mentally distract as well as visually distract). If you want AP abuse check out this:

Elon Musk’s wife shows how (not) to use Tesla Autopilot [Video]



Elon doesn't touch the wheel. Talks with his hands. Repeatedly calls it hands free.

Now I wonder if Elon is also an idiot?
 
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Hota

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Jun 27, 2016
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I wouldn't call this a whole new level of idiot. From the title, I expected him to be riding in the backseat and eating instead of doing something safer than 95% of non-Autopilot drivers have done...eating a burger and driving with their knee.
 

Mr X

Future Martian
Jan 18, 2013
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Simi Valley, CA
So let's get this clear


Eventually, Autopilot will enable us to have full self driving, meaning you can take a nap or simply not do anything but be present and the car will drive you to your destination without you having to steer or accelerate


But in the meantime, simply eating a burger while allowing the car to drive and steer itself (which it has the capability of doing and improves every mile driven) while still paying attention to the road and being ready to take over is abusing the system?


Hmmm...


I think there may be some confusion about the purpose of current autopilot and the future of full autonomy
 

McRat

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Jan 20, 2016
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I wouldn't call this a whole new level of idiot. From the title, I expected him to be riding in the backseat and eating instead of doing something safer than 95% of non-Autopilot drivers have done...eating a burger and driving with their knee.

Eating hamburgers isn't actually common while actively driving. Probably because it can screw up your clothes and car, and it takes two hands. Not to mention it takes under 5 minutes to actually enjoy your fast food while parked in the lot and you can throw the trash away.

Perhaps stupid folk eat burgers while driving, and yes there are a lot of stupid folk, but I'd venture to guess most Freeway Chow Hounds stick to less messy food that can be eaten with one hand.

PS - But you do make a good point. Never buy a used car from a fat person. :D
 
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