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(Ars Technica)   "Tesla is ahead of everyone else on self driving." says Musk. I say it's easier to get ahead when your self driving car doesn't stop for anything   (arstechnica.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
I have a 20-ans Civic and yesterday I kept pace with a Tesla as we both accelerated on the freeway. Your car sucks, dude.
 
4 days ago  
What Musk's self-driving car may look like:
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4 days ago  
Somewhere there is a joke here about Tesla using Dale Earnhardt's brain and its tendency to crash into things.
 
4 days ago  
Oh, subby. You drove that headline right off the cliff of mediocrity into Fark.com's morass of excellence.
 
4 days ago  
Eventually it will be deemed too dangerous to allow human beings to drive on public roads.  By then, the only driving we'll be allowed to do will be in Virtual Reality.
 
4 days ago  

Smock Pot: I have a 20-ans Civic and yesterday I kept pace with a Tesla as we both accelerated on the freeway. Your car sucks, dude.


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4 days ago  
My new Jeep has lane assist.  I like it and want full auto.  At least on the major highways and I can take over on the backroads.
 
4 days ago  
I just watched the Rogan interview with Musk. He's definitely an intelligent and interesting guy, but he seems a bit autistic or something. I also thought he'd smoke more of the blunt that rogan had instead of taking a single puff and basically blowing it out without inhaling much of it.

That's all. Carry on.
 
4 days ago  
I've never seen a self driving tesla on a public street. I have seen quite a few self driving cars from google on public streets. I hate to do this but I'm going to conclude that elon musk is, again, full of shiat.
 
4 days ago  
A few years ago I drove one of the early Tesla cars with autopilot (P85D) and it drove itself just fine on the highway in heavy traffic during a thunderstorm. It leaves me wondering just what people are expecting out of these cars. A Tesla with autopilot already drives much better that many of the drivers I encounter on the road every day.
 
4 days ago  

JohnBigBootay: I've never seen a self driving tesla on a public street. I have seen quite a few self driving cars from google on public streets. I hate to do this but I'm going to conclude that elon musk is, again, full of shiat.


Tesla's self-driving doesn't really work on surface streets. It is designed for -- and works relatively well on -- highways. As Tesla puts it, it can navigate autonomous from "on-ramp to off-ramp." Mine will, from an on-ramp, accelerate to highway speeds, merge, change lanes as necessary to navigate and pass slower cars, navigate highway interchanges, and take an exit, all autonomously, before handing back control of the car once it reaches the end of the off-ramp. It even seems to know about some types of highway construction and can abort if there is a known detour on the route.

It struggles if lane markings are unclear or obscured by dirt or debris and it throws up the "please put your hands on the wheel" alert at that point as if it needs some reassurance. It will eventually abort if those conditions continue. And it has a strange habit of sometimes changing into the passing lane on an empty highway for no apparent reason, then pulling back into the travel lane a minute or so later. But it is aware of other cars in both lanes and accommodates them, cancelling a proposed pass if the passing lane is already occupied.

It's not perfect and it won't be anytime soon. I probably won't ever trust it enough to take my hands off the wheel or my eyes off the road while it is doing its thing. But it is a damned impressive piece of technology at this point in the game and it keeps getting better with every software update (up until two weeks ago, the driver had to give it the ok to change lanes to avoid slower drivers or make an exit).
 
4 days ago  

JohnBigBootay: I've never seen a self driving tesla on a public street. I have seen quite a few self driving cars from google on public streets. I hate to do this but I'm going to conclude that elon musk is, again, full of shiat.


I drove a friends with the "drive assist" where you don't have to use the steering wheel. It was a lot better than I expected.

/I was too scared to make it to 100 in ludicrous mode, I may have peed a little.
 
4 days ago  

Professor Science: Smock Pot: I have a 20-ans Civic and yesterday I kept pace with a Tesla as we both accelerated on the freeway. Your car sucks, dude.

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CSB time.  A while back I pulled up next to a VW Bug at a stop light and wondered if I could out accelerate it.  The light turned green and I shot past it through the intersection.  About 100 feet beyond the intersection, though, I hit the limit of how fast I could pedal and the VW drove past me.
 
4 days ago  
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Oh, Elon! You make my panties melt.
 
4 days ago  
I enjoy driving too much to really care about who's ahead.  Other than emergency braking and adaptive cruse control I don't want any of the self-driving features.

Maybe when I hit 80 yo and it's that or no car at all.
 
4 days ago  
They said self driving. They didn't say shiat about self stopping. That's an aftermarket add on.
 
4 days ago  

gretzkyscores: he seems a bit autistic or something


What's with the farking r*t*rds calling everybody autistic these days?

/schizo
 
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