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Discussion in 'Model S' started by hacer, Jun 23, 2017.
No animals or Teslas were harmed making this film.
Who did the braking? You or AEB?
Implausible AEB. Seems fairly clearly OP did. Tiny fawn wouldn't be detected (especially since it fell and rolled over).
If you listen carefully you'll hear me say "I think that's the hardest I've eve hit my brakes." It did engage the anti-lock which you can hear. The sound is not the car hitting the deer, it is the anti-lock modulating the brake pressure.
Well done Hacer, and well done, Tesla !
Much better outcome than when Bambi Meets Godzilla:
If it was the automation, the system would ring all kinds of bells, alarms, red dashboard icons...
Great job @hacer ! Thanks for sharing.
Good reactions there, hacer!!
This is one of the fears I have with the Tesla in deer country. I don't think Bambi heard you coming and when you were right on top of it you scared it enough for it to try to run off.
In my area (heavily deer populated) they rarely bolt when the Tesla approaches and often just stare at it until you are right on top of them.
I'm not sure engine noise makes all that much difference. Years ago, as I was driving my (very noisy) diesel car through a neighborhood at night with headlights on, a fawn darted in front of my car and I had to slam on my brakes. Even so, I nipped the creature enough to crack the plastic lens on the driver's side turn signal. It was unfazed and bounded off down the street apparently unharmed.
Nice reaction time OP!
And I agree, it's not about engine noise. It's about tire noise. I can still hear the Tesla coming down the road due to tire noise (which every car has). At those distances, engine noise wouldn't be heard over the tires.