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Tesla Model X goes off the road and crashes in Montana, driver blames the Autopilot

Discussion in 'News from Electrek.co' started by RSSFeed, Jul 11, 2016.

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    Ever since the very publicized fatal Florida accident in a Model S while the Autopilot was activated, Tesla’s semi-autonomous driver assist system has been getting its reputation tarnished in the media. Autopilot took blame for a few subsequent incidents, despite nothing currently pointing to the system being the cause of any of the accidents – though NHTSA is now probing the Autopilot over two of them.

    Now we learn of yet another crash where the Autopilot was reportedly at play. A Tesla Model X crashed in Montana Saturday night resulting in the SUV driving through a guardrail and going off the road. The driver blames the Autopilot but Tesla has yet to chime in… more…

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    Hmmm do they close the bars at 2am in Montana like they do in California?

    sounds like drunk driving home gone wrong
     
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    In the Electrek article comments, someone posted a streetview of the section of road where the accident happened.
    It was a narrow two-lane road (no divider) with no outside lines (or lines only sometimes visible at the very edge), and one section had guardrails close to the road.
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    People really need to understand autopilot's limitations better. If these sorts of accidents end up costing Tesla, then they'll have to change their autopilot "beta" testing philosophy. I'd actually hate to see that happen. This can be a very good safety feature when used correctly.
     
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    Sounds like it was case of too little information for autopilot to work properly. Poor lane markings, narrow road and at night.

    These are some of the edge cases that Tesla is working hard to fix with new autopilot hardware and software. These things take time to perfect but people need to be really careful with this new stuff. It's very easy to become at ease with it and slowly lose focus on the actual driving.
     

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