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AP Best Practices

Discussion in 'Autopilot & Autonomous/FSD' started by idoco, Nov 23, 2016.

  1. idoco

    idoco Member

    May 7, 2013
    Outside Philly
    Recently there was a video posted demonstrating pedestrian collision avoidance in the most recent 8.0 SW updates. Who knew, Tesla Autopilot has a human collision avoidance system

    There was a brief discussion on the forum about this. Basically with 8.0 and either TACC or AP the vehicle will initiate braking for a pedestrian. There may or may not be a visible pedestrian icon on the dash depending on the circumstances.

    What I didn't see in the video or in the discussion is whether pedestrian braking occurs without either TACC or AP engaged. So assuming that pedestrian braking only occurs under TACC/AP should we always be driving with at least TACC engaged at the lowest setting (18mph) even on roads unsuitable/not recommended for AP? This would be useful not only for pedestrian avoidance but for deer avoidance.
  2. JeffK

    JeffK Well-Known Member

    Apr 27, 2016
    #2 JeffK, Nov 23, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2016
    First rule of Tesla videos on youtube is take a kman videos with a grain of salt. He like to wear that stupid hat and films himself doing things that Tesla warns against. People see this, copy this, and sometimes it makes bad press for Tesla because people think all owners are that irresponsible.

    Second, in all likelihood that's part of AEB not TACC/AP.

    Here's a previous note from Tesla on the matter:

    AP is meant for freeways/highways... normally there are no pedestrians on these. Never rely on that for pedestrian detection unless you have full self driving enabled in the future.

    Some of the best Tesla videos on Youtube are from Bjørn Nyland... his videos are great!
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