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Autopilot saves the day

mikeash

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Oct 26, 2014
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Good save. This sort of thing is why I'm always extremely wary when going through an intersection when there's a gap in another lane like that. People love to forget that there's more than one lane, and that just because one person is letting them through doesn't mean the cars in the other lane even have any idea of what's going on.
 

Jhall118

Member
Sep 10, 2012
368
36
Seattle, WA
The speed limit is 45 mph. I was going just under that because of the rain. So between 40 and 45. I never set the speed over the limit with Autopilot.

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Good save. This sort of thing is why I'm always extremely wary when going through an intersection when there's a gap in another lane like that. People love to forget that there's more than one lane, and that just because one person is letting them through doesn't mean the cars in the other lane even have any idea of what's going on.

Absolutely! The reason I didn't catch this, was because I was looking at the stopped traffic to my right. Usually that's where this sort of thing happens from. This idiot had no excuse for not waiting for me to pass. I guess they just misjudged my speed?
 

Panoz

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Nov 19, 2013
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10
Colorado Springs, CO
That looked just like a Russian dash cam video - where a crazy driver just pulls in front of, or turns into, a vehicle without looking and gets totaled. I hope all the "not ready for prime time" detractors of auto-pilot see the video.
 

JohnSnowNW

Active Member
Feb 13, 2015
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2,763
Minnesota
The reason I didn't catch this, was because I was looking at the stopped traffic to my right. Usually that's where this sort of thing happens from. This idiot had no excuse for not waiting for me to pass. I guess they just misjudged my speed?

That's where I was looking while watching the video...was quite surprised when it came from the left. It also didn't seem like the driver ever hesitated...
 

Shawn Snider

Member
Jul 30, 2014
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63
BC, Canada
That looked just like a Russian dash cam video - where a crazy driver just pulls in front of, or turns into, a vehicle without looking and gets totaled. I hope all the "not ready for prime time" detractors of auto-pilot see the video.

I was just about to ask if this was in Russia lol.... Sad....
 

Soolim

Member
Jun 11, 2015
852
38
Vancouver, BC, Canada
The speed limit is 45 mph. I was going just under that because of the rain. So between 40 and 45. I never set the speed over the limit with Autopilot.
Please add your description of the condition (rain and speed) to the Youtube if not already there. It will certainly give the viewer a better idea of what and how things happened.

Thanks for so much for sharing.
 

Vitold

Active Member
Aug 10, 2015
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Looks like Tesla's AP is great while braking, however it needs a speed module.

I don't think any human would drive this fast in this conditions. And btw, what happened to "you are supposed to be in control at all times".
 
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Vitold

Active Member
Aug 10, 2015
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i thought he was going pretty slow. i would have been going FASTER

He was going 45 in 45 mile zone with row cars at standstill, at night in the rain approaching intersection. And yes, you have shaken my faith in humanity :smile:
 

hobbes

Active Member
Feb 11, 2013
2,650
13,524
Germany
Good nothing happened!

Technically though, this was emergency braking which is independent of whether Autopilot is engaged, right?!
 

Discoducky

P100DL, 2021 M3, 3 CT reservations and counting
Dec 25, 2011
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4,611
My mountain
So, you're saying that AP did all of the braking here? Or it started it and then you took over and stepped on the brake? Hard to tell from the video.


So did AEB do all the braking? It looks like it did, but would be great if you could verify. So cool that the accident was avoided! 100% crash energy mitigated above 40MPH
 

Jhall118

Member
Sep 10, 2012
368
36
Seattle, WA
So did AEB do all the braking? It looks like it did, but would be great if you could verify. So cool that the accident was avoided! 100% crash energy mitigated above 40MPH

The only thing I did was scream and honk my horn! I did mash on the break after I was already stopped, but I totally missed this guy pulling out.

I would not try to test this though. In my experience the car tends not to see turning traffic in the little heads up thing. I wish I would have been recording audio, but whatever.
 

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