Model 3 just saved me from being in a pretty serious accident

Discussion in 'Tesla Experiences' started by Edward Reading, Sep 15, 2018 at 4:30 PM.

  1. Edward Reading

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    This morning I was driving my son and his friend on a fairly curvy 2 lane road doing about 50. A bicyclist in the bike lane a few cars ahead of us crashes and flies out into our lane. The cars in front of me lock up their brakes. Unfortunately, at that moment I was changing radio stations and didn't see it. The car's collision avoidance system kicks in, alerts me and applies the brakes so I don't hit the stopped car in front of me. Pretty amazing! Thanks Tesla!
     
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    #2 Gavyne, Sep 15, 2018 at 6:40 PM
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    Beautiful, glad you were safe! Hurray Tesla.

    People often complain about the collision alert being annoying, with false positives or being a bit too careful. But it only takes 1 save from the system for it to be worth all the nags. Going 50 would've been a terrible crash.
     
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    That is great. Now was the Autopilot on?
     
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    No it wasn't on.
     
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    That's awesome the Auto Emergency Braking kicked in without AutoPilot ON. So good to know. Thanks for sharing a real life situation.
     
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    Do you need to purchase Autopilot software in order to get Auto Emergency Braking or does AEB come standard?
     
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    AEB is standard. How AEB behaves and kicks whether EAP is purchased or not was fuzzy for me.
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    Wow, that’s amazing. Glad everyone is ok. The line Tesla has drawn is that the safety features are included without EAP. EAP/FSD are the “convenience” features, although one could certainly argue they’re at least indirect safety features.
     
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