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Someone had to do it... (Autopilot stunt)

wk057

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Feb 23, 2014
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Straight stretch of private road. Didn't let it take any turns.

No weight in driver's seat, just the seat belt is buckled. I presume after this video makes its way to Tesla that this will be fixed to better use the occupancy sensor. :wink:

(Yes, the disclaimer is longer than the video itself. No, it's not super exciting.)
 
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Cyclone

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Jan 12, 2015
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Love the screen blurring and voice scrambling. You think someone was a little concerned about the legal consequences?

Legal consequences, no. Assuming he is correct that this is a private road, no laws should have been broken.
 
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whitex

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Just imagine what's going to happen at TMC Connect next year! :0[/QUOTE]

The same stunt with Tesla's would carry a much greater risk - one pileup of Hyundai's would probably cost as much as a single Tesla Model S ;-) Of course, the emergency breaking on Tesla would have to change to "crash avoidance" rather than "reduce impact" strategy. ;-)
 

wk057

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Feb 23, 2014
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Love the screen blurring and voice scrambling. You think someone was a little concerned about the legal consequences?

The nav was up full screen. The exact location isn't much of anyone's business.

Legal, no. Assuming he is correct that this is a private road, no laws should have been broken.

Yep, I confirmed this with my attorney prior to changing the video to "Public" and posting it here. :)

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what... you stopped filming right before the right turn.... that would have been fun to see.

Yeah, there was a driver in the seat by the time that turn came up. Maybe next time. :)

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The Infiniti video at full highway speeds was more impressive (and much more dangerous) than the Tesla video.

Wasn't going for dangerous or impressive. Was just a proof of concept. :wink: I would NEVER do this on a public road unless Tesla specifically said that the car was safe hands off...... which isn't likely to happen with these sensors.
 

Cyclone

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Yep, I confirmed this with my attorney prior to changing the video to "Public" and posting it here. :)

You got what I meant, but I edited my comment to "legal consequences, no" to be more clear. :)

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Private roads have do not pass lines in the center?

I have come across private roads that would otherwise meet all public road requirements. So yes, double yellow center lines doesn't mean it was a public road.
 

MorrisonHiker

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Mar 8, 2015
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Wasn't going for dangerous or impressive. Was just a proof of concept. :wink: I would NEVER do this on a public road unless Tesla specifically said that the car was safe hands off...... which isn't likely to happen with these sensors.

Good to know. I guess one of these days all cars will be doing that all of the time!
 

Coiled

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Nov 23, 2014
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Las Vegas, NV
Yep, I confirmed this with my attorney prior to changing the video to "Public" and posting it here. :)
It was really the voice scrambling that made me LOL.

Cool proof of concept though, and you did it just about as responsibly as humanly possible. I wonder if Tesla will change it to require a driver in the seat.

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Coiled

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Nov 23, 2014
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Wow Just wow, really with $100,00 plus car. People truly amaze me, and not in a good way.
You think the danger was high at 18 mph on a closed course with someone ready at the parking brake? I'd guess people are taking bigger risks with AP right now, hundreds of times a day, just by driving with it.
 

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