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Old 10-06-2017, 07:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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So it was programmed to crash into something like a tractor trailer crossing the road. Oh that's even better.

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Old 10-06-2017, 10:17 AM   #12 (permalink)
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So it was programmed to crash into something like a tractor trailer crossing the road. Oh that's even better.
Yes. They were programmed to look for vehicles of a normal height, but the trailer, particularly high off the ground, plus the angle the Tesla was approaching it, meant it looked clear underneath the trailer. Oops. Slight design flaw!
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Sort of a big design flaw, it should only be programmed to drive under things taller than the car is. You only have to fix things that are broken or wrong. Don't get me wrong, I can't wait for automated traffic but in current form the Tesla system should sense both a drivers hand on the wheel and eyes forward or it should disengage. My phone knows when I'm looking at it, the Tesla could as well monitor the driver as well as the road. To many people perceive this as autopilot not a driving aid. Maybe they also should not call it autopilot. Or just keep a big pile of money around to pay the lawsuits.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:21 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Except the Tesla was programmed to look UNDER the trailer, hence the accident. All Teslas were immediately reprogrammed after that accident. IMHO it was really a case of natural selection at work.
Coming from a computer-engineering background, I'd place the blame on "...poor programming..."
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