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My Model 3's AutoPilot tried to KILL me! (NEARLY)

Discussion in 'Model 3: Driving Dynamics' started by BaileyMc, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. BaileyMc

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    Sorry for the clickbaity title (Obviously only kidding) but it just goes to show you we have to pay attention when using autopilot.

     
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    Don’t think the AP was at fault...if you use in situations where not relevant I would blame the user ..and yah this is a troll title
     
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    Plus what he said at the end of the video, it is BetaPilot!
     
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    AP is highly reliable if used properly ...I’m sure I can make use cases where it can “try to kill me” ...if intent of this video and post is to help users maybe a title of “AP has narrow field of vision ..” or something along those lines ...
     
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    I didn't know it was suppose to work with cross traffic?
     
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    So you used AP in a situation it's not designed to handle and it didn't handle it. In other news, water is wet, and fire is hot.
     
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  7. BaileyMc

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    I know autopilot isn’t designed for this. I clearly knew it wouldn’t work. What the purpose of the video was for was to educate others and bring it to their attention that as good as autopilot is, it’s not perfect and we shouldn’t rely on it fully without paying full attention. There’s many people out there that think it should drive for us. I’m just showing that we can’t depend on it.
     
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    How about making a more relevant title for this thread than if your intent was to “educate.”
     
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  9. BaileyMc

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    Like I said in the original post I was kidding. The title was tongue in cheek, the video was meant to be educational.
     
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    Hopefully the driver you pissed off knew it was all for a good cause. :p
     
  11. Pkmmte

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    Eh, that's nothing new. Mine does that all the time. It even tried to drive me onto train tracks the first time my wife rode in my 3. (was driving straight when it suddenly decided to steer left onto the train tracks)
     
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    Autopilot is a driver assist feature specifically designed to be used on divided highways. I think you are confusing autopilot with the currently unreleased full self-driving (FSD) which hypothetically would be able to navigate this situation.
     
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