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Could Autopilot have prevented this?

Hilgi

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Jun 25, 2020
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I have a 2020 Model 3 with FSD. I was driving early in the morning and it was dark, I did not have autopilot on but I did have the passive systems engaged. I was changing lanes due to upcoming road work when I ran over something. It is easier to see in the vid but not by me. 2020-07-06_04-31-55-front (online-video-cutter.com).mp4

Had I been navigating on Autopilot, had the distance between cars set to 7, do you think it would have not hit it?
 

Tam

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Nov 25, 2012
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Visalia, CA
...do you think it would have not hit it?

Currently, FSD does hit road debris without avoiding them.

In future, FSD will be without drivers and it will even be able to avoid potholes as well. So your scenario above will be among what Musk said "small problems" by then.

However, I would not hold my breath on how soon though!
 
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ThomasD

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Nov 22, 2019
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You didn't see what looks to be a tire Were you on autopilot and the car veered to the right and ran over the tire When it should have veered left and missed it on an open road
 

Hilgi

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Jun 25, 2020
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South Jordan, UT
You didn't see what looks to be a tire Were you on autopilot and the car veered to the right and ran over the tire When it should have veered left and missed it on an open road

I was not on autopilot and I had just started changing lanes, it shows up a lot sooner on vid than it did to me. Next time I drive at 4am I'll have my brights on.
 

Atari2600

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I hate road debris. Worst case is when people are in front of you and they don't see it and of course there is no way you can see it either. Makes the additional ground clearance of the Cybertruck very attractive.
 
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