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    Autonomous Tesla fails to stop, kills test driver.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/autos/new...icle-1.2694866

    Tragic, but that the hell was the test pilot doing?
    SHADAP VARMINT!

    #2
    Look ma! No hands!!

    Sorry, that was in poor taste. But come on, you're going to let the thing crash?!

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      #3
      "...he was a former Navy SEAL,"

      Rest in peace. Shit way to go.
      “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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        #4
        I feel like a test pilot when I use the Advanced Cruse Control that will brake when it gets too close to a object/car in front, scary new stuff

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          #5
          Not surprised. My boss has one, the auto pilot mode is not ready for prime time. Thing was all over the lane, trying to follow the exit ramps when we wanted to go straight.

          Not a fan of their response about being in beta testing (nice to beta test with your customers lives) and how they "stressed the uniqueness of the situation that led to his death. The vehicle was illuminated by a brightly lit sky. It's called the sun, its out there every day. Maybe they need some more testing first.....
          Brandon

          NRA LIFE | SAF | UT / NH / FL / CT / NY CCW | RSO | FREEPORT R&R

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            #6
            The actuaries over at Tesla must be working overtime. They kept referring to the guy as "the first" fatality in a way that suggests they expected to have fatalities during testing.
            then they drop in the "The vehicle was illuminated by a brightly lit sky, according to the company, making it difficult for both Brown and the car’s Autopilot system to detect it in time", yikes, so these things are safe as long as not operated in the daylight? Wow

            RIP to the test driver, I hope the family gets paid.

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              #7
              And it hit a fucking semi truck.... one of the biggest things on the road and it couldn't "see" it.
              Brandon

              NRA LIFE | SAF | UT / NH / FL / CT / NY CCW | RSO | FREEPORT R&R

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                #8
                Nice how they kept this under wraps for 2 months. I wonder how many fatalities there are in Google cars? That news would be squashed quickly.

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                  #9
                  ..........and anyone want to trust the safe gun technology approach to gun control?

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                    #10
                    I am pretty sure I heard about this when it happened. I think it is getting press now because of the ftc investigation.
                    Ben

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                      #11
                      I've said it before, I'll say it again.

                      When they can make an iPhone that doesn't take a random shit every now and again, I'll consider driverless cars and smart guns. Until then, bite me.
                      The escape is complete. The inventor of Hawk fishing. (soon to be seen on ESPN 8 the Ocho)

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by xcentrk View Post
                        Not surprised. My boss has one, the auto pilot mode is not ready for prime time. Thing was all over the lane, trying to follow the exit ramps when we wanted to go straight.

                        Not a fan of their response about being in beta testing (nice to beta test with your customers lives) and how they "stressed the uniqueness of the situation that led to his death. The vehicle was illuminated by a brightly lit sky. It's called the sun, its out there every day. Maybe they need some more testing first.....
                        In all fairness to Tesla, the drivers are required to manually activate the autopilot feature on their car; they have to sign/acknowledge the fact that it is a beta feature, and that they're required to maintain hands on the wheel and pay attention to the road. Many people, however, choose to enable it and then abdicate their duty as a driver. Their mention of the sun was in regard to one possible reason why the driver didn't brake; the sun has no effect on the car's radar and ultrasonic sensors that it uses to detect objects in front of it. The issue with that is that, underneath a trailer, there's a big old heaping helping of nothing. The sensors can't detect anything because there's nothing in the sensors' path to reflect the signal back to the sensor. Hence why, again, drivers are supposed to be watching the road.
                        Last edited by Mosin1942; 07-01-2016, 02:57 PM.

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                          #13
                          Not a fan of any self driving car. People are terrible at operating vehicles allready but I don't like the idea of auto driving cars.

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                            #14
                            That reminds me: An update to the story is that the car sheared the roof off and continued until it crashed in someone's backyard. A DVD player was found in the car, but the state police isn't saying if it was playing at the time of the accident.

                            https://www.google.com/amp/nypost.co...y-potter/amp/#
                            SHADAP VARMINT!

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                              #15
                              Sad but even in auto drive watch what's going on. A semi turning in front of you is hard to miss sun or no sun
                              let's make america great again

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