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Autopilot saves the day

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Jhall118, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. Jhall118

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    Ugh, idiot. I'm glad everyone is ok.

    How fast were you going?
     
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    A very fortunate outcome indeed!

    I assume that it is video from your car. If so, what was the speed of your car prior to the incident?
    Thanks
     
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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.
     
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    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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    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?
     
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    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.
     
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    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...
     
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    I was just about to ask if this was in Russia lol.... Sad....
     
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    Yikes. Thank you Tesla. How could that car not have seen you approaching? Your headlights were on, it's nighttime!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    #13 Vitold, Oct 28, 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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    i thought he was going pretty slow. i would have been going FASTER
     
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    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:
     
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    You're right, that sounds like I would've been going around 60-65mph.
     
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    Good nothing happened!

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