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Tesla worker filmed sleeping while on autopilot

Discussion in 'Model S' started by rewtenant, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. rewtenant

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    Friend filmed this o/a June 4th, 2018, near Fremont, CA.
     
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  2. CreamSoduh

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    Here we go...dump your shares everyone
     
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  3. Jpballer88

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    Plot twist: his Tesla has full enhanced AP that does everything it self... the version Elon was testing that he mentioned on during the meeting.
     
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  4. mhan00

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    That dude is so fired.
     
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    Whilst I am very fond of criticising Tesla's AP rollout, and this dude may well be FIRED, the reality is that this dude would likely be DEAD in any other vehicle.
     
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  6. docherf

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    Could be sleeping. Could also have lost consciousness due to medical condition - hypoglycemia, seizure, syncope, etc. Normally, this causes people to wreck their car. Also see this with heroin overdose, alcohol intoxication, etc - which obviously kills tens of thousands a year. Hope the driver is well. Glad he was on AP so he didn't hurt someone else.
     
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  7. docherf

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    At least we know it wasn't caused by carbon monoxide poisoning from a faulty exhaust.
     
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  8. widodh

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    OR had to work soo many hours under so much pressure by Tesla that he/she (can't see) got so tired that he/she fell asleep.

    The context is completely lacking here, so we can't tell for sure what happened.
     
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    Clearly rolling a pinner on the way in
     
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    Could he "simply" be watching a device/computer on his lap? Trying to find a less dramatic (but unfortunately realistic) reason for this
     
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  11. croman

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    That isn't that much better...
     
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    If he's fired, what happens to people who fall asleep in a WAYMO Autonomous car?
     
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    Waymo is L5 and works. They get to their destination just fine (as long as its AZ and there are no puddles).
     
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    Or testing to see if eye tracking, for autopilot automatic disengagement, is working properly. (Future feature in place of hand detection on wheel?)
     
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    Now that's exactly what I'd say if I were him. ;)
     
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  16. Pale_Rider

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    Lol, too bad it’s an AP1 car or we might be able to get the rumor rolling!
     
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  17. glewis83186

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    I completely agreed. This person is most likely going to be fired by the company since they are trying to stay out of the spot light and this video doesn't show responsible use of auto-pilot. Things like this make me mad to see since I am so close to getting my own Tesla and want the same features everyone is benefiting from before the government imposes there own sanctions (just being paranoid).
     
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    1 less Tesla employee today :D
     
  19. ftlum

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    That doesn’t look like a sleeping position, slumped forward like that. Could be anything, from passing out due to a medical condition to trying to pick something up off the floor.

    The other question is was the person taking the video the driver? That’s probably as dangerous if they themselves don’t have AP engaged.
     
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  20. derekmw

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    That's exactly what I use AP for - texting, taking selfies, and taking videos
     
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