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Watch Tesla's autopilot warn of a crash before it happens

By Shawn Knight ยท 14 replies
Dec 28, 2016
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  1. Tesla said back in October that new vehicles coming off the assembly line will feature front-facing radar capable of seeing through fog, rain, dust and even the vehicle in front of it. The electric automaker showcased its vehicles’ newfound capabilities via a couple of YouTube videos but now, we’re seeing the technology at work in the real world.

    A video recently uploaded from a dash camera aboard a Tesla shows how the radar was able to detect an imminent crash and applied the brakes accordingly. According to Electrek, all parties involved in the accident were unharmed.

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  2. Kunming

    Kunming TS Maniac Posts: 308   +187

    The sound makes me think of the X-wing fighterjets from Star Wars, when they lock onto a target or something lol. Now we just need a sarcastic AI that starts playing songs like "Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire" after the crash. Or maybe if a certain speed is detected and death is thus more than likely, perhaps "Hozier - Take Me To Church" ?
    Reehahs likes this.
  3. bob333

    bob333 TS Enthusiast Posts: 72   +33

    It didn't detected the crash but the car slowed down because the car in front applied breaks immediately (and crashed) and stopped in the middle of the road, so autopilot did that too.
  4. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,550   +1,768

    I would love a car that used x wing noises in place of the engine noises.
  5. JeromeFree

    JeromeFree TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +8

    It doesn't looks like it really notified about a future crash and even if it did it just made a sound that you need to guess what it means.
  6. Kunming

    Kunming TS Maniac Posts: 308   +187

    Car whisperer profession suddenly surges ahead
    JeromeFree likes this.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,286

    This tech is all well and good when it works as it's supposed to, but what if unbeknownst to the driver that their car's computer had been hacked and compromised by some zit faced 15 year old and they were busy watching porn on their mobile device with their fly unbuttoned when an incident like this occurred and they were completely oblivious to it?.. How could they lend a err...hand?
  8. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,966   +1,230

    What happens if the computer falsely "sees" you about to hit something, when there is nothing in front of you, and slams on the brakes? What about *****s that love to tailgate (now if would just beep that would be one thing).
  9. matrix86

    matrix86 TS Guru Posts: 846   +38

    "This video is private"
  10. Mugsy

    Mugsy TS Evangelist Posts: 579   +77

    Video was yanked. Anyone have another link?
  11. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 5,393   +3,780

    It looks good and impressive but I think they should include a routine that; after the accident, if the drivers car was not involved, it should move to the far right of the road. This would comply with state to state regulations that call for cars to move to the right to make way for emergency vehicles. No doubt the driver could do that, but it would be a good feature to consider to stay in compliance and create a safer roadway.
  12. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 379   +121

    My Mazda already does it! It's radar detects cars wanting to turn and will slam on even if there's loads of room. This is only when radar cruise control is on however, first time it did it it scared the life out of me!
    p51d007 likes this.
  13. Makson

    Makson TS Booster Posts: 115   +27

    Robotic vehicles are a good idea for the brain-dead P-plate drivers and other morons who cannot competently control a vehicle,
  14. cartera

    cartera TS Evangelist Posts: 379   +121

    That's a point, do any of the self driving cars move aside for emergency vehicles?
  15. JeromeFree

    JeromeFree TS Enthusiast Posts: 40   +8

    The truth is I am a professional car whisperer but my expertise is Lamborghini, not Tesla.

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