Tesla autopilot decides to rear end truck.

Discussion in 'Trucking Accidents' started by Mid-May Trucker, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Mid-May Trucker

    Mid-May Trucker Medium Load Member

    Oct 23, 2018
  2. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Auto pilot sees other lane of traffic still moving. That and the open frame of the truck must have confused it.

    Yet why in God's name was the auto pilot on for slow traffic?
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  3. Flat Earth Trucker

    Flat Earth Trucker Road Train Member

    Nov 19, 2018
    Well, dummy, it seems you are reliant upon technology that has yet to be perfected.
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  4. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Well in theory that's what it's supposed to be for. When the autonomous cars come, drivers will be whisked to and from work with no interaction at all. Some ambitious firms are already designing cars without controls. No brakes or steering, just a tablet interface to input destination.

    All these smoke & mirror pipe dreams when the reality is (as demonstrated) programming for the real world is going to take a lot longer.
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  5. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

    Oct 4, 2015
    Obviously situational awareness isn’t the Tesla driver’s strong suit!
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  6. Woodys

    Woodys Heavy Load Member

    Mar 16, 2010
    Tampa, FL
    Yea guys, let's go ahead and push for this in an 80k lbs death machine ...
  7. LondRanger

    LondRanger Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    Sorry but I’m calling bs on this one.

    Ok guessing his foot was on the brake and he was looking at his phone, not realizing he was slowly letting go of the brake peddle.

    I doubt what ever made that Tesla stop all of sudden disappeared from its tracking system.

    then again never know but most likely first scenario.
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  8. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Are you saying ambulance chasing lawyers would obfuscate the truth in order to win a settlement from a major manufacturer?

    I'm shocked! SHOCKED! I tell you!

    Someone hand me some pearls to clutch.
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  9. Mike250rs

    Mike250rs Medium Load Member

    Sep 24, 2019
    Raleigh, NC
    I like how he allowed it to roll into the truck.. Was he taking a nap, making a sammich? Pretty sure the driver still has to be alive
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  10. Bud A.

    Bud A. Heavy Load Member

    May 10, 2015
    Mountain Time
    The guy's Twitter profile says "Founder, Software Engineer, Thinker, Father." I guess three out of four ain't bad.
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