TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Show off FSD by running a Roadster around Laguna Seca autonomously

Discussion in 'Roadster 2020' started by Shygar, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Shygar

    Shygar Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    830
    Location:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    I think this is how Tesla should show it off. It's a relatively controlled environment and it would be exciting to see. Seeing a Tesla driving from SF to NYC is more practical, but I think this would be more exciting.
     
    • Like x 1
  2. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,565
    Location:
    Northern California
    How would that demonstrate FSD? The current autopilot can do this

    A NY to LA trip would be more exciting. But that’s not happening for a LONG time.
     
    • Like x 1
  3. GeoX750

    GeoX750 Member

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2018
    Messages:
    110
    Location:
    Chicago
    Is there a video link ?
     
  4. Shygar

    Shygar Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    830
    Location:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    Current autopilot can't do this. It has to follow the racing line, not just stay between the lines. And yes that's why I am suggesting it, because it will be a long time before the east to west trip is done. This might be a fun way to show it working today.
     
  5. AMPd

    AMPd Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Messages:
    2,565
    Location:
    Northern California
    Oh
    Either way a controlled environment showing is useless.
    It won’t amaze anyone, nor impress many tesla owners because it’s not real world.
     
  6. stretchsje

    stretchsje Member

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2019
    Messages:
    16
    Location:
    Pennyslvania
    It would impress me. It's a different set of challenges than FSD on public roads. Autonomous racing leagues are an up-and-coming thing. There are certain lessons that would be applicable back to regular driving.
     
    • Like x 1
  7. Tiger

    Tiger Active Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2016
    Messages:
    1,056
    Location:
    Estonia
  8. Shygar

    Shygar Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    830
    Location:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    My suggestion is mostly to get people excited. I can't imagine it being that hard to do and yea they may end up learning something while doing it.
     
  9. oneday

    oneday Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2014
    Messages:
    982
    Location:
    Bay Area
    It would be really cool to see a Roadster II SX (SpaceX) production car break records at Laguna Seca or any/all racetracks. If it can do it, I think it would be great for Tesla to also break records in the course with no driver in autonomous mode, why not.
     
    • Like x 1
  10. sjansa

    sjansa New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2018
    Messages:
    2
    Location:
    Utah
    Ever since it was announced I’ve wanted to tweet at Elon “hey Elon, do you think the new Roadster will be faster around the Nurburgring on autopilot or with a human driver??”
    Alas, I refuse to sign up for twitter.

    But, there are millimeter accurate scans of that whole track, and for a substantial number of people who will buy that car a record time would be a serious sales pitch. And for the Tesla boffins who make it happen, bragging rights for life.
     
  11. Shygar

    Shygar Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2017
    Messages:
    830
    Location:
    Pleasant Hill, CA
    That would be a fun ride too.
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Formed in 2006, Tesla Motors Club (TMC) was the first independent online Tesla community. Today it remains the largest and most dynamic community of Tesla enthusiasts. Learn more.
  • Do you value your experience at TMC? Consider becoming a Supporting Member of Tesla Motors Club. As a thank you for your contribution, you'll get nearly no ads in the Community and Groups sections. Additional perks are available depending on the level of contribution. Please visit the Account Upgrades page for more details.


    SUPPORT TMC