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Autopilot Cross Country Record Attempt

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Lanny, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. Lanny

    Lanny @Lanny

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    Alex Roy (former NY to LA "Cannonball" record holder) along with Carl Reese and Deena Mastracci (Guinness World Record for the least non-driving time to cross the United States in an EV), are apparently attempting to set a record for fastest Autopilot equipped Tesla to drive coast to coast. I got a clue that something was up this morning when @AlexRoy144 tweeted, "What Is The Level 2 Autonomous Driving Record? Enquiring Minds Want to Know" #Tesla #Autopilot.

    Currently they are in Eastern Colorado heading for New York.

    Lanny
     
  2. bonnie

    bonnie Oil is for sissies.

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    Oh fun! Thanks for alerting me to this.
     
  3. lodenthal

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    How cool. Can we follow them?
     
  4. Lanny

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    Twitter: @AlexRoy144, @EVrecordattempt, #AutonomousCannoball
     
  6. Lanny

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    At last report, they were cruising at 90 MPH on I-70 eastbound in Kansas. Expected to reach NYC on Wednesday.

    Screenshot 2015-10-20 08.34.13.png
     
  7. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Fun. I would have loved to do this, but I also would like to stay employed :/
     
  8. Lanny

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    Is it the time commitment or the potential arrest record that's holding you back?

    Can we tell stories about "Supercharging Across America" or has the statute of limitations not run out yet? :biggrin:

    Lanny
     
  9. andrewket

    andrewket 2014 S P85DL, 2016 X P90DL (soon 100)

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    Completely the time commitment. And if I recall, the incident you're referring to occurred in Wyoming or Utah .. Somewhere where the speed limit was 80 or non existent :)
     
  10. Lanny

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    My recollection will remain fuzzy on the exact jurisdiction and I'll agree to stick with, "the speed limit was non existent." :smile:

    The crew that's crossing the country on AP are unable to set the speed above 90 MPH. At least one news report says, "Autopilot can manage a Model S at up to 92 mph." Has anyone been able to set the speed to 92?

    Lanny
     
  11. AEdennis

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    perhaps downhill with wind in the back? :wink:
     
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    Might be that you can set to 90 and natural variations under cruise control allow it to tolerate up to 92mph.
     
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    A year ago, David Black, who was the co-driver in the current cross-country record in a gas car, pondered the future of EVs in cross-country record attempts.

    Here is a link to the entire article.

    -Lanny
     
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    The EV "Cannonball Run" LA-NY record is now 57 hours and 45 minutes. Beats the old record of 58 hours, 55 minutes.

    -Lanny
     
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    how does using autopilot or not, really is any relevant to a cannon ball run?. Given that autopilot can be used only on the highways and that too on a section where it will work properly, not sure why this is any different from the regular run?

    What next? Canon ball run on an EV with leather seats .vs. textile?
     
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    As much as the trip was a success, here's excerpt that points out APs limitations:

    end his suggestion:

     

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