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First Tesla Autopilot Accident in Taiwan

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by milialee822, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. milialee822

    milialee822 New Member

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    Not sure how the autopilot disengaged, did the driver disengaged manually or automatically by the no hands on steering wheel detection? Seems a bit dangerous if autopilot will disengaged automatically when driver is unconscious; I thought it will pull over first then disengaged.

    First Tesla Autopilot Crash reported in Taiwan?
     
  2. r0xx0r

    r0xx0r Member

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    It will slow down to a fully stopped.
    The owner just blamed autopilot for his fault.
     
  3. Tam

    Tam Well-Known Member

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    "First, according to the owner, the Tesla ModelS was running on Autopilot and that he fall asleep immediately after."

    It sounds like an advertisement for insomniacs :)

    Autopilot does crash into stationary objects in real life and that is one of many "limitations" well described in owner's manual so there is no surprise here.

    Autopilot is only "dangerous" if not used as instructed by the owner's manual.
     
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  4. Rockster

    Rockster Active Member

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    Just a wild guess, but I imagine someone who is asleep is probably not keeping their hands on the wheel and probably isn’t ready to take control at any time.
     

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