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Final report on Autopilot issued by @NHTSAgov & feature names (X)

Discussion in 'Model X: User Interface' started by scottf200, Jan 19, 2017.

  1. scottf200

    scottf200 Active Member

    Feb 3, 2013
    Chicagoland ModelX S603
    • Informative x 1
  2. Aljohn

    Aljohn Member

    Oct 17, 2014
    Yes... a summation is also on I found it enlightening that NHTSA and Telarati distinguished the various systems that make up "AutoPilot" -- Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping, Lane Departure and Traffic Aware CC. This demonstrated an understanding of the systems they were investigating. In the report, they also applauded Tesla Engineers for trying to anticipate the Owners' potential misuses of the system as well as building in responses. Often as we would like Tesla to move forward more quickly, but the realization is Tesla must be prudent, and anticipate a wide range of drivers habits and failures. NHTSA also pointed out that Tesla safety improved 40% with AutoPilot.

    Worth the read!
  3. chillaban

    chillaban Active Member

    May 5, 2016
    Bay Area
    Overall the report improved my opinion of the NHTSA. The first impression I had formed when I heard they were investigating was a negative one. But the report itself is very thoughtfully written, technical, and thoroughly researched. It references a lot of previous work they've done, and even shows some experiments they ran themselves (against a Mercedes C300) rather than just taking at face value everything a manufacturer says about what the system will do.
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  4. Saghost

    Saghost Well-Known Member

    Oct 9, 2013
    Some interesting tidbits, too. Apparently using a turn signal or the TACC stalk resets the nag time counters. They also mentioned IPSO (In Path Stationary Object) braking as deployed, but not the whitelist.

    I was also interested to see the coverage map, very different from the Tesla image, showing two zones of Ultrasound on each side of the car reaching much further than the rest of the ultrasound and presumably corresponding to the two indications on the instrument panel.

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