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

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chewy
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 Posted 1 year, 3 months ago

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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
     1 year 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
       1 year 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
         1 year ago

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

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    lionfool
    219 Rider Driver
     1 year 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
     1 year 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
    49 Driver Driver
     1 year ago

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

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    cheesehead
    512 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

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

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      centurion
      31
       1 year ago

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

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    Bigfrank
    420 Driver Driver Rider
     1 year ago

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

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      mboscorelli
      253 Rider
       1 year ago

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

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    DaimsLer
    255
     1 year 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
    125
     1 year 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
    420 Driver Driver Rider
     1 year 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.