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CommanderShroom
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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2016 09:22      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
They are really nice looking cars.

However there was a local story about how one supposedly went autonomous and drove into a trailer.

Suicidal Tesla

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CS. as with any story there is a back story to that "TESLA" going rouge. It appears that the driver is partly to blame. Were I worked it was always the nut that held the steering wheel.

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Icon 1 posted May 13, 2016 18:29      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I saw mention of that story. It seems like playing with the gear shifter in just the right manner can activate the 'summon-ready' mode. You're then prompted with a pretty big reminder that this has been done, but rather than press 'yes,' you're offered the option to 'cancel.' To cause the actual chaos, you have to hit something on the key fob to trigger the 'summon.' Did the guy do all this? Is the Tesla really capable of malfunctioning like that all on its own? Both options seem dubious - I haven't seen a clearer explanation yet. It does seem like the feature is a bit lacking if it "can't drive properly" when the feature does get used as requested. I think it should also be more 'opt in' than 'opt out.'

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Icon 1 posted June 23, 2016 09:46      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
It is a strange idea. Somehow I think there is more to it. But if the driver was at fault, they certainly wouldn't want to mention it. And if Tesla is at fault, I think they will be pretty hush for now too.

I am just waiting to see if there are other similar incidents.

But truthfully I like my cars and motorcycles relatively low tech. And Tesla is pretty far out of my comfort zone.

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OH POOP a man was killed when driving in FL with a Tesla on Auto. Details are sketchy. It appears that both auto and the driver missed a Semi turning, across his lane.

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