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A new video has surfaced online of a Model 3 zooming through the Boring Company’s tunnel in Los Angeles at 116 mph. The video shows a Model 3 loaded with passengers being lowered into the test tunnel. Then, the driver pulls up a Boring Company app on the car’s screen to hit a button labeled...
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Big Earl

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Looks like they've paved the tunnel and plan on letting the cars use Autopilot through the tunnel instead of steering on that weird track and wheel setup. The previous setup didn't look particularly smooth as a passenger.

Seems kind of sketchy operating the vehicle manually at high velocity with such narrow margins on the side of the tunnel. Thread the needle! I wonder how fast Autopilot can do it.
 

pilotSteve

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Looks like they've paved the tunnel and plan on letting the cars use Autopilot through the tunnel instead of steering on that weird track and wheel setup. The previous setup didn't look particularly smooth as a passenger.

Seems kind of sketchy operating the vehicle manually at high velocity with such narrow margins on the side of the tunnel. Thread the needle! I wonder how fast Autopilot can do it.
How many pulls on the AP stalk to activate this? Four... Five? Then jump to Light Speed!
 

LoneSTR

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Looks like they've paved the tunnel and plan on letting the cars use Autopilot through the tunnel instead of steering on that weird track and wheel setup. The previous setup didn't look particularly smooth as a passenger.

Seems kind of sketchy operating the vehicle manually at high velocity with such narrow margins on the side of the tunnel. Thread the needle! I wonder how fast Autopilot can do it.

According to the article, current Autopilot speed in the tunnel limited to 90 mph with upgrades planned.
 

HankLloydRight

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Did appear to be "manual control" throughout the whole tunnel. Perhaps the side curbs help gently nudge the car back into the lane if the driver sways to far one way or the other.
 

Steve_in_DE

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According to the article, current Autopilot speed in the tunnel limited to 90 mph with upgrades planned.

I would guess that in this case autopilot was steering the car, and the driver was pushing the speed up by leaning on the accelerator. I would be concerned about autopilot being "good enough" to maintain a distance of only inches away from each side of the path at 100+ mph. I guess it does it every day with lane lines on the highway, but even so - down there there's zero margin for error. Good thing there are no random shadows in there to spook it! No wonder it's so evenly lit.
 

trak0r

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Looks like they've paved the tunnel and plan on letting the cars use Autopilot through the tunnel instead of steering on that weird track and wheel setup. The previous setup didn't look particularly smooth as a passenger.

Seems kind of sketchy operating the vehicle manually at high velocity with such narrow margins on the side of the tunnel. Thread the needle! I wonder how fast Autopilot can do it.
The guy mentioned AP would do 90 mph right now.
 
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Co-worker took delivery of a model 3 prior to last weekend. Took it up to the Bay Area and coming back along the coastal route it just stopped. VSC is still scratching their heads trying to figure out what happened. That would be a real drag, being in a one-lane tunnel only to find out it's plugged up worse than someone on a pure cheese diet.
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Looks like they've paved the tunnel and plan on letting the cars use Autopilot through the tunnel instead of steering on that weird track and wheel setup. The previous setup didn't look particularly smooth as a passenger.

Seems kind of sketchy operating the vehicle manually at high velocity with such narrow margins on the side of the tunnel. Thread the needle! I wonder how fast Autopilot can do it.
Sounded like he said about 90MPH on autopilot. Clearly this is still a work in progress....
 

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