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Auto pilot doesn’t detect deer

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by Brentt, May 10, 2018.

  1. Brentt

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    Cruising down the highway at 60mph, just about dusk with auto pilot on, when I notice two deer run out in front of me about a hundred yards away. I instinctively tapped the brake just as the third one ran out. AP never set an alarm. If I hadn’t hit the brake, I might have whacked the third one.
     
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  2. Krugerrand

    Krugerrand Well-Known Member

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    Yes?
     
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  3. sperkin

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    it also doesn't see cats. Saw one coming out of the bushes one night but decided to see what AP would do. AP didn't react
     
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  4. mblakele

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    Anyone tried a moose?
     
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    Be patient, the Canadians are just getting their cars! ;)
     
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    #6 Blup85, May 10, 2018
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    Feels like one of those movies when you just don't know how it ended..Sundance?
     
  7. ebmcs03

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    Was it close enough to the deer?
     
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  8. croman

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    Stopped for me 3 months ago but I was only going 30 to 35mph.
     
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  9. xmetal

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    The list of things that AutoPilot is expected to detect: cars, trucks. The list of things that AutoPilot is NOT expected to detect: every other physical thing in the universe.

    There, that should clear it up.:p
     
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  10. jsrawa

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    This is why it is important to still be paying attention even if Autopilot is active, which you were. One day Autopilot will be better at spotting dangers such as this.
     
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    #11 r0xx0r, May 11, 2018
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    My X always see trucks as cars, and it hates Porsche. Most times, it displays a Porsche 997/911/Cayman as a truck.
     
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  12. SabrToothSqrl

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    In this latest update, we find that water.... is wet.

    More tonight at 11. ;)
     
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  13. dedicatedtek

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    so if you drive near Area 51 - will there be braking false positives ?
     
  14. Sprandt23

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    It doesn't detect coyotes either....ask me how I know. :(
     
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    Well to be honest, a car that doesn't stop for deer in pitch blackness and has AEB and autosteer is $88k.

    Maybe cheaper if you don't want all wheel steering, all wheel drive, reclining rear seats, and heated/cooled 5-mode massage in all seats.
     
  17. Trips

    Trips "Boring bonehead questions are not cool. Next?"

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    Elon was not so confident on the moose back in 2016. From a quarterly conference call “Yeah it’s a good question. Actually, it should work for something like a moose – because it is quite a big mass, but it may not work for say a small deer. A small deer probably would not trigger braking, but a moose I think would. I’m not 100% sure of that, but I think it would trigger on a moose.”
     
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  18. SlicedBr3ad

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    request for feature, if it doesn't detect livestock in the path of tesla, want tesla's headlights to turn red and go into kill mode :) may be as an easter egg.
     
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  19. BlueRocket

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    300 lbs maybe, 600 lbs for sure!
     
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