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Autopilot + overhang = warning?

paulvinh

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Mar 9, 2018
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Los Angeles, CA
Route to work today on autopilot when suddenly it gives out a warning while passing freeway overhang. Car in front and back was about 5 car distance and only a semi-truck on the lane next to me to the right. Didnt seem like anything was happening.

I have a dash cam video but cant upload here because of .mp4 .mov file extension.
 

WallyP

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Mar 4, 2018
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Orange County, CA
Route to work today on autopilot when suddenly it gives out a warning while passing freeway overhang. Car in front and back was about 5 car distance and only a semi-truck on the lane next to me to the right. Didnt seem like anything was happening.

I have a dash cam video but cant upload here because of .mp4 .mov file extension.

What was the warning, and what firmware version are you on?
 

WallyP

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Mar 4, 2018
148
104
Orange County, CA
I'm assuming you mean this happened in EAP?

I've experienced sudden deceleration while passing an underpass, and without a warning. However, now that I am on the new 2018.18.13 software I have had no incidents. I'm wondering if the audible beep warning is a new EAP feature in the firmware?
 

Zaphod

Galaxy President (former)
Dec 10, 2015
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1,957
Austin, TX
Route to work today on autopilot when suddenly it gives out a warning while passing freeway overhang. Car in front and back was about 5 car distance and only a semi-truck on the lane next to me to the right. Didnt seem like anything was happening.

I have a dash cam video but cant upload here because of .mp4 .mov file extension.
Was there a shadow being cast on the road?
 

paulvinh

Member
Mar 9, 2018
264
76
Los Angeles, CA
Yes, EAP.

Underpass thats the word, couldnt think of it. The audible beep really shooked me. I’ve driven the same direction before with no audible alert warning so it could be new to firmware.
 

Trips

"Boring bonehead questions are not cool. Next?"
Sep 22, 2015
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Omaha, NE
This is a known issue that has been around since the beginning. It happens on sunny days where the car thinks the shadow is another car. Normally the car brakes so maybe it is getting better by just giving the warning.
 

ebmcs03

Active Member
Dec 22, 2017
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So Cal
But it didn’t slam on the brakes? That’s an improvement. Before people were reporting it slamming on the brakes and if someone was behind would rear end them.
 

WallyP

Member
Mar 4, 2018
148
104
Orange County, CA
I'm not sure if it is actually a shadow issue. I experienced the EAP error in full sunshine with no overpass, signage, or other obstacle to cast a shadow (unless an airplane flew over that I was unaware of).

In any case, I'm hoping the audible beep warning in the new software helps fix this problem.
 

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