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Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game #5359969 02/25/20 05:55 PM
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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5359975 02/25/20 06:01 PM
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Lots of people unfortunately die in lots of dumb ways in car accidents.
This example is equally as stupid as drinking and driving.
Or equally as stupid as any other means of dying where the driver does not put safety and sensibility at the forefront.
Tragically, some people step in front of cars to die on purpose.
And I wish none of these things ever happened.

How about you OP, what do you think?

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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5359984 02/25/20 06:11 PM
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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5359986 02/25/20 06:11 PM
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Luckily this idiot didn’t crash into a school bus with 25 kids inside.


Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5359993 02/25/20 06:20 PM
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And this guy was an engineer !!?

Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: Imp4] #5359997 02/25/20 06:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Imp4
Lots of people unfortunately die in lots of dumb ways in car accidents.
This example is equally as stupid as drinking and driving.
Or equally as stupid as any other means of dying where the driver does not put safety and sensibility at the forefront.
Tragically, some people step in front of cars to die on purpose.
And I wish none of these things ever happened.

How about you OP, what do you think?


Auto Pilot or something similar gives a false sense of security to those who really believe in the tech. Even my youngest son's Genesis which has auto lane control.adaptive cruise conrol etc can lead you to be distracted from the road. I haven't driven a Subaru with their Eye Sight technology..but possibly that should be included if a vehicle has some auto drive functions?

I found this interesting.. "He says the board made recommendations to six automakers in 2017 to stop the problem and only Tesla has failed to respond."

Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5360027 02/25/20 06:54 PM
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They should have never been allowed to call it Autopilot.


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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5360037 02/25/20 07:11 PM
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Idiot. Stupid. Dangerous stupid.


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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: PimTac] #5360049 02/25/20 07:24 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
They should have never been allowed to call it Autopilot.


Ding-ding-ding.
We have a winner!
Tesla called its combine of adaptive cruise control and active lane keeping "autopilot".
Some people took this too literally and died as a consequence.
Anything approaching true autonomous operation will require both smart roads and interactive vehicle communication.
We aren't there yet.


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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5360057 02/25/20 07:31 PM
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Autopilot? Sounds like fodder for a lawyer.

Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5360077 02/25/20 07:47 PM
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Sad stuff I imagine a byproduct of “safety” system that also promotes lack of attention and other distractions.

Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: PimTac] #5360162 02/25/20 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by PimTac
They should have never been allowed to call it Autopilot.


^^This!


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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5360163 02/25/20 08:57 PM
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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5360181 02/25/20 09:10 PM
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Re: Driver killed in Silicon Valley Tesla crash was playing video game [Re: tenderloin] #5360201 02/25/20 09:29 PM
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Takes some very large berries or a very small knoggin to get in that car and put it on auto pilot and not pay attention.

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