So you are saying that the most likely course of events (no hands on the wheel) has the same probability as multiple, simultaneous system failures (AP, steering, and brake system)?It's not complicated folks, that you don't detect something isn't proof that it isn't there.
Um...no! He sounds like an irrational person, which suggests he’d fall into the ‘avoid at all costs’ category my parents warned me about when I was 4.
That's not even close to anything I said. You're clearly upset about something, and I'm sorry to hear it.So you are saying that the most likely course of events (no hands on the wheel) has the same probability as multiple, simultaneous system failures (AP, steering, and brake system)?
So I can fix AP myself? Stop with the nonsense.
It also suggest that had the barrier been fixed, we probably wouldn't be talking about this right now.
Okayyyyy ... but you haven't been driving a car with autopilot, so I'm a little puzzled as to how you can state ridiculous things like saying it would 'left steer into the barrier'.No, I drive a car that auto-steers and I’m glad it’s not as good as auto-pilot. It veers off but sticks to general steering-wheel orientation, if it can’t see the lines. It doesn’t go left steer into the barrier.
Unfortunately, resetting the barrier might not help. To a Model X weighing 2,500kg travelling at 70mph (maybe even faster since no braking), the crash attenuator is no better than a 10-inch memory foam. Below is a video (at 8:50) for 900kg and 1300kg cars hitting an attentuator at 50mph, the car in the video is light so the attentuator improperly bounces the car backward. However, the Model X is so heavy and I can imagine there is no way to bounce even from an extended attentuator. All the resulting force has no way to go but up! Not only the barrier ripped the car wide open loosening everything to the dashboard, the impact also created a huge upward lift, which then flips the car spitting out its guts, sends the driver to the panoramic windshield, and when the car flipped halfway upside down, both a-pillars maybe were crushed there and left the windshield and the rear view mirror (not sure about a dashcam) on the tarmac, some other cars hit it again and again, and finally completes its flipping approaching the barrier. I wonder if both a-pillars were already crushed at the impact.
Okayyyyy ... but you haven't been driving a car with autopilot, so I'm a little puzzled as to how you can state ridiculous things like saying it would 'left steer into the barrier'.
1) You have no experience with autopilot, and 2) no one in a position to know how the accident occurred has even implied it did that.
Occam's razor - WikipediaIn fact it's clear that I have a better understanding of the "reality" of this accident than you, yet you are still commenting.
Since the vehicle hit the barrier straight on and not at an angle it's obvious that there was no attempt by the car to "bump into the barrier". You keep trying to come up with the least likely scenarios for some reason...
Nobody has personal agenda here. We all agree to that AP technology need to be advanced but at what cost? Unfortunately, most drivers don’t understand the limitations as much as you do. They put trust in the AP because Tesla has advertised it in a way that drivers feel it can make your driving almost autonomous. Tesla should say that “AP can fail can cause death”. Because that’s what has happened. Hopefully, that will make people more attentive.
Moreover, on your 6 second logic, it absolutely is not enough time. If you drive on AP, you see how many times you get warnings. You get used to it. And then one real dangerous one happens, couple of second is already passed. You have 4 second to understand the situation and react to it. You need special training. Do not assume every driver to have the same level of motor skills and technology understanding as you do. Most of them buying the car assuming it will prevent such situations and not cause them.