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Tesla’s Autopilot steered car toward barrier before deadly crash, investigators say

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chewy
82
 Posted 4 years, 3 months ago

You read that right. This guy's Tesla made a decision to crash itself. Horrifying.

https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/7/17438194/tesla-autopilot-fatal-crash-ntsb-report

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    ant
    122 Rider
     4 years ago

    WTF, and then it says the battery exploded in the impound lot five days after the crash. I'm supposed to keep this thing in my garage at night??

    I think I'll stick with my gas guzzler, thank you.

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      JonJStevenson
      99
       4 years ago

      well, we don't know the whole story.  Batteries are batteries.  They probably sat out in the got heated to 180degrees and melted and blew up.

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        ant
        122 Rider
         4 years ago

        Oh great. Because cars never sit out in the sun all day

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    lionfool
    236 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    The idea of just riding along without my hands on the steering wheel.... In this brand new technology that is really not yet proven... just seems stupid. Just plain dumb. Why would anyone do this.

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    chewy
    OP 82
     4 years ago

    "Follow that car"

    "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that."

    "Ok, then just don't kill me then."

    "I'm sorry Dave, I can't do that."

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    bobshmob
    58 Driver Driver
     4 years ago

    Clearly we are not ready for self driving cars...

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    cheesehead
    524 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Annnnd this is why I will never trust a machine to drive me around.

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      centurion
      31
       4 years ago

      Someday you will. It just might take a while to trust them.

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     4 years ago

    Is there a ejection seat button in his way over priced car ?

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      mboscorelli
      250 Rider
       4 years ago

      No, not yet, but it'll be pushed out in a software update soon.

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    DaimsLer
    268
     4 years ago

    Didn't they see the part about how it swerved to miss a gaggle of ducklings?  It even went through a prioritzation exercise.  30 ducklings = 1 man's life and there were 31 on the road.

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    FuegoJuno
    128
     4 years ago

    What the heck is an attenuator?  I looked it up and still don't get it.  Are they saying it was in the barrier and the car reacted to it?  or is that something in the car itself?  I feel dumb.

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    Bigfrank
    447 Rider Driver Driver
     4 years ago

    Hopefully all the non tippers will opt for driverless cars because you will do the drivers a big favor and yourself one for being a shameless smuck.