The Tesla autopilot was able to prevent serious accidents on the highway. The corresponding video was published on the Reddit website. The Model 3 electric car, which is moving autonomously, was able to deviate from a collision with the Toyota Corolla and the separation barrier at the very last moment. After that, the car independently returned to the lane.
According to Electrek, the incident occurred on the I-95 highway in Connecticut. The owner of the Tesla Model 3 said that the autopilot “saved his life.” According to him, at the time of the incident, his hands were on the steering wheel of the car, but he did not have time to react.
“I came to my senses only after the car again took its place in the lane. The whole incident took a matter of seconds, ”explained the owner of the electric vehicle.
“I was driving on navigate on autopilot when the lady next to me suddenly decided to come into my lane. Luckily autopilot swerved and avoided a potentially scary collision. Originally posted to Reddit.
Autopilot features require the driver to be constantly vigilant and prepared to take over control of the vehicle at any moment. It is a driver assistant feature, not full self-driving.Autopilot does not stop for a stopped object or vehicle that has not been previously tracked. You need full-self driving for this ability (not yet available).It is recommend to not use Autopilot in areas of road work or maintenance where there could be lane closures, mismarked lanes or stopped vehicles in a lane.
The Basics on Autopilot today:
Keep your hands on the wheel.
Keep your eyes on the road.
Keep your butt in the seat.
Keep the sensors clean.
Autopilot functions are recommended for use in good weather on well-marked roadways, especially limited access highways. Functions depending on the camera are disabled when driving directly into bright sunlight.
Autosteering requires hands on the wheel. It is disabled by the slightest tug on the steering wheel by the driver. Driver will receive a warning if the car senses that the driver’s hands are not on the steering wheel. After three warnings, AP is disabled until the car is stopped.
Autopark is initiated by touching a prompting icon on the main screen. The icon appears after the car passes a candidate space. Autoparking requires the car to perform some internal calibration calculations and may not work when first tried. The ultrasonic sensors have a maximum range of about 16 feet in AP1 (first version) and about 30 feet in AP2 (the 2nd version).
Discussion on the forum:
” One day both cars will have driver assist systems and those will communicate wirelessly, plus beep for the drivers and honk at the other drivers. That’s some redundancy that could prevent accidents. “
” No speed limits, no speed bumps, no crashes, no pedestrians run over, knowing exactly when you’ll arrive as soon as you leave, no parking, probably no owning a car (in the far future you could just request one like uber or get on whatever car is passing by you kinda like an elevator) “
” In my vision of the future self-driving cars will communicate that brights are on to human drivers behind them by angling their mirrors to shine the brights directly back into the driver’s eyes until they turn the brights off. “