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

Discussion in 'Model S: User Interface' started by wk057, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. wk057

    wk057 Senior Tinkerer

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    #1 wk057, Oct 16, 2015
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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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    Hmm, I think I'm going to go try this myself:tongue:
     
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    what... you stopped filming right before the right turn.... that would have been fun to see.
     
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    and at that speed there is always the parking brake on the stalk for safety...pretty cool? scary? not sure :wink:
     
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    #6 Cyclone, Oct 16, 2015
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    Wow. Speechless.

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    Just imagine what's going to happen at TMC Connect next year! :0
     
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    The Infiniti video at full highway speeds was more impressive (and much more dangerous) than the Tesla video.
     
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    Love the screen blurring and voice scrambling. You think someone was a little concerned about the legal consequences?
     
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    #10 Cyclone, Oct 16, 2015
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    Legal consequences, no. Assuming he is correct that this is a private road, no laws should have been broken.
     
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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. ;-)
     
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    The nav was up full screen. The exact location isn't much of anyone's business.

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

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

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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.
     
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    Wow Just wow, really with $100,00 plus car. People truly amaze me, and not in a good way.
     
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    I like the quick pan up to the sunroof to show that Mr. Bean wasn't steering from the roof.
     
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    Private roads have do not pass lines in the center?
     
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    You got what I meant, but I edited my comment to "legal consequences, no" to be more clear. :)

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    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.
     
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    Good to know. I guess one of these days all cars will be doing that all of the time!
     
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    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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    His car, his money comes to mind. As long as no one is injured I couldn't care if it was a self-driving Veyron concept...
     
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    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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