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2021-03-06 6:51:10 PM  
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2021-03-06 7:04:00 PM  
So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.
 
2021-03-06 7:13:55 PM  

question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.


They have finally passed the touring test and can pass as human.
 
2021-03-06 7:17:40 PM  
Having a bunch of video does not make your boring story newsworthy
 
2021-03-06 7:53:48 PM  

question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.


I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?
 
2021-03-06 7:57:54 PM  

BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?


Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.
 
2021-03-06 8:05:40 PM  

question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.


BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?
 
2021-03-06 8:12:26 PM  
As I said, I wasgoing to argue with you...

coontil after figuring out the speed of the Tesla, even though it passed the white work truck)
 
2021-03-06 8:13:32 PM  

BunkyBrewman: question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.

BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?



880 feet in 10 seconds = 1/6 of a mi per 10 seconds = 1 mile per minute = 60 mph.

Your point?
 
2021-03-06 8:18:08 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.

BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?


880 feet in 10 seconds = 1/6 of a mi per 10 seconds = 1 mile per minute = 60 mph.

Your point?


My point, if you read my original post to someone else, was that I originally thought the Tesla was fine since it was passing the white work truck.  After figuring out how fast it was going (actually 55 mph, not 60), I changed my mind.  In fact, exactly 55 since 880 x 6 = 5280 which is, *drumroll*... exactly a mile.
 
2021-03-06 8:22:06 PM  

BunkyBrewman: question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.

BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?


Ok. Failure to yield is failure to yield.
 
2021-03-06 8:26:24 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Benevolent Misanthrope: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.

BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?


880 feet in 10 seconds = 1/6 of a mi per 10 seconds = 1 mile per minute = 60 mph.

Your point?

My point, if you read my original post to someone else, was that I originally thought the Tesla was fine since it was passing the white work truck.  After figuring out how fast it was going (actually 55 mph, not 60), I changed my mind.  In fact, exactly 55 since 880 x 6 = 5280 which is, *drumroll*... exactly a mile.


Your ability to math is hilarious.

880 ft is 1/6th of a mile.
He traveled 880 feet in 10 seconds.
There are 60 seconds in a minute.  10 seconds is 1/6 of a minute.
He traveled 1/6th of a mile in 1/6th of a minute.
He traveled 1 mile per 1 minute.
There are 60 minutes in an hour.
He traveled 60 miles per hour.

shiat, even I can do that in my head, and I was a performing arts major.
 
2021-03-06 8:29:44 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: BunkyBrewman: Benevolent Misanthrope: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.

BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?


880 feet in 10 seconds = 1/6 of a mi per 10 seconds = 1 mile per minute = 60 mph.

Your point?

My point, if you read my original post to someone else, was that I originally thought the Tesla was fine since it was passing the white work truck.  After figuring out how fast it was going (actually 55 mph, not 60), I changed my mind.  In fact, exactly 55 since 880 x 6 = 5280 which is, *drumroll*... exactly a mile.

Your ability to math is hilarious.

880 ft is 1/6th of a mile.
He traveled 880 feet in 10 seconds.
There are 60 seconds in a minute.  10 seconds is 1/6 of a minute.
He traveled 1/6th of a mile in 1/6th of a minute.
He traveled 1 mile per 1 minute.
There are 60 minutes in an hour.
He traveled 60 miles per hour.

shiat, even I can do that in my head, and I was a performing arts major.


880 x 6 = ?
 
2021-03-06 8:30:23 PM  
HINT: It's 5280 farking feet
 
2021-03-06 8:31:47 PM  

question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.

BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?

Ok. Failure to yield is failure to yield.


I'm with you, like I said, I was going to argue, but realized that Tesla was going slow AF, especially on a three lane highway with sparse traffic.
 
2021-03-06 8:36:59 PM  
My brain hurts and I'm going to stop trolling now, sorry
 
2021-03-06 8:37:40 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Benevolent Misanthrope:

880 ft is 1/6th of a mile.
He traveled 880 feet in 10 seconds.
There are 60 seconds in a minute.  10 seconds is 1/6 of a minute.
He traveled 1/6th of a mile in 1/6th of a minute.
He traveled 1 mile per 1 minute.
There are 60 minutes in an hour.
He traveled 60 miles per hour.

shiat, even I can do that in my head, and I was a performing arts major.

880 x 6 = ?


BunkyBrewman: HINT: It's 5280 farking feet


And how many feet are in a mile...?

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The Tesla was going 60mph and was camping in the left lane. The speed limit may even be 65, and certainly most people will drive like that's the speed limit regardless.
 
2021-03-06 8:43:38 PM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: The Tesla was going 60mph and was camping in the left lane. The speed limit may even be 65, and certainly most people will drive like that's the speed limit regardless.


Exactly.  Regardless of the speed the Tesla was going, as soon as it cleared the truck, it should have moved back into the center lane.
 
2021-03-06 9:27:00 PM  

BizarreMan: Sarah Jessica Farker: The Tesla was going 60mph and was camping in the left lane. The speed limit may even be 65, and certainly most people will drive like that's the speed limit regardless.

Exactly.  Regardless of the speed the Tesla was going, as soon as it cleared the truck, it should have moved back into the center lane.


But it didn't, and a coont in a BMW hit it.

I mean, I'm no Musk/Tesla fanboy, but if a car maintaining the speed of traffic is hit by a twat who's dodging in and out of lanes of traffic, I'm not sure how the blame can be put on anyone but the arse who doesn't understand lane discipline.
 
2021-03-06 11:15:45 PM  
I'd agree that the Tesla was parked in the left lane when they ideally should have pulled in and let the BMW past.
But that minor offence does not excuse the BMW almost ramming the Tesla off the road. Had the Tesla (Autopilot or driver) not swerved the BMW would have hit it.
 
2021-03-06 11:22:05 PM  
Well, friend, you're in luck, because that's exactly what will happen. I say this because I'm positive that Tesla on Autopilot drove like a moron.

No tenses survived this 'writing'.
 
2021-03-06 11:56:03 PM  
Fight between Tesla fan boys and BMW choads.  This should be a fun thread, especially when likwit gets here.
 
2021-03-06 11:56:31 PM  

Sarah Jessica Farker: The Tesla was going 60mph and was camping in the left lane. The speed limit may even be 65, and certainly most people will drive like that's the speed limit regardless.


The video passes a speed limit sign that clearly says 55. Assuming the maths from above are correct our driver is actually speeding by at least 5 MPH. Regardless of whether or not you believe in speed limits, or, like masks or seatbelts they're an affront to your liberty, there's another car that's moving slow on the inside, so moving into the centre just to move back to the left again doesn't make sense.

The BMW whipping back and forth between lanes at 80 MPH is the bad guy here, sorry.
 
2021-03-07 12:00:39 AM  

BunkyBrewman: HINT: It's 5280 farking feet


HINT: One mile per minute isn't 55 miles per hour.
 
2021-03-07 12:01:14 AM  
Well.......Tesla "Driver"
       BMW Driver
     Both Pricks
 
2021-03-07 12:44:56 AM  

question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.



In states like California, it's legal to pass on the right so every lane is a passing lane.
 
2021-03-07 1:03:50 AM  

sprgrss: Fight between Tesla fan boys and BMW choads.  This should be a fun thread, especially when likwit gets here.


In a Tesla thread from Jalopnik. It checks all of the infuriating boxes
 
2021-03-07 1:12:02 AM  

Heliodorus: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.


In states like California, it's legal to pass on the right so every lane is a passing lane.


Right turn on red makes for extra special fun!
 
2021-03-07 1:17:55 AM  

Thunderboy: BunkyBrewman: HINT: It's 5280 farking feet

HINT: One mile per minute isn't 55 miles per hour.


Looking at all the math being bandied about, I think there is some measurement error going on here. The second count might be a little off, or some of the lines might be half lines, or whatever. I am not going to judge, but I do want to say that very slight differences in some of these quantities could account for anything from 50 to 65, I would imagine.

You know, you have a lot of extrapolation based on a small sample of distance and a small sample of time. Tack on an extra half second on the front and back, and say it is 11 lines rather than 10 lines.... or whichever.

People should not get too hot about the math is what I am saying.
 
2021-03-07 1:19:43 AM  

question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.


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2021-03-07 1:21:37 AM  
Around here at least, if there's a jackass driving aggressively and unsafely, it's usually either a BMW, a Mercedes or an Audi.  On the other hand, I'm usually using adaptive cruise control on the highway, but if I see some jackass in a BMW coming up from behind at excessive speeds, I take over and adjust my speed/change lanes accordingly to get out of the jackass's way.  Let him endanger someone else.
So, I have little sympathy for either side here.
Perhaps it would have been best if the BMW had clipped the Tesla and taken them both off the road.
 
2021-03-07 2:33:06 AM  

BizarreMan: Sarah Jessica Farker: The Tesla was going 60mph and was camping in the left lane. The speed limit may even be 65, and certainly most people will drive like that's the speed limit regardless.

Exactly.  Regardless of the speed the Tesla was going, as soon as it cleared the truck, it should have moved back into the center lane.


True, but the car that overtook it didn't use it's blinker....so.... if the Tesla was a human driver, both are equally to blame.

/60 mph is slow for a highway left lane, but appears it was going faster then truck next to it....
 
2021-03-07 2:46:43 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: 880 feet in 10 seconds = 1/6 of a mi per 10 seconds = 1 mile per minute = 60 mph.

Your point?


I think the point is that even though you have been led to believe there will be no math, there's always math.

I don't get it either.  Tesla may have been camping in the left lane, but that pass looked a little tight.

I'm sort of getting a kick out of this because yesterday I cut in front of a BMW to get behind a Tesla.  I know, my life is boring.
 
2021-03-07 2:51:44 AM  

2fardownthread: Thunderboy: BunkyBrewman: HINT: It's 5280 farking feet

HINT: One mile per minute isn't 55 miles per hour.

Looking at all the math being bandied about, I think there is some measurement error going on here. The second count might be a little off, or some of the lines might be half lines, or whatever. I am not going to judge, but I do want to say that very slight differences in some of these quantities could account for anything from 50 to 65, I would imagine.

You know, you have a lot of extrapolation based on a small sample of distance and a small sample of time. Tack on an extra half second on the front and back, and say it is 11 lines rather than 10 lines.... or whichever.

People should not get too hot about the math is what I am saying.


You don't get it. Someone was wrong on the internet!
 
2021-03-07 3:36:46 AM  

2fardownthread: Thunderboy: BunkyBrewman: HINT: It's 5280 farking feet

HINT: One mile per minute isn't 55 miles per hour.

Looking at all the math being bandied about, I think there is some measurement error going on here. The second count might be a little off, or some of the lines might be half lines, or whatever. I am not going to judge, but I do want to say that very slight differences in some of these quantities could account for anything from 50 to 65, I would imagine.

You know, you have a lot of extrapolation based on a small sample of distance and a small sample of time. Tack on an extra half second on the front and back, and say it is 11 lines rather than 10 lines.... or whichever.

People should not get too hot about the math is what I am saying.



The funny thing is that the disagreement isn't about math or measurement, it's about the number of minutes in an hour.
 
2021-03-07 4:18:03 AM  

New Farkin User Name: sprgrss: Fight between Tesla fan boys and BMW choads.  This should be a fun thread, especially when likwit gets here.

In a Tesla thread from Jalopnik. It checks all of the infuriating boxes


Ya missed one; it's in an article cobbled together by the coont Torchinski. Practically the Royal Flush of infuriating...
 
2021-03-07 4:26:18 AM  
Autopilot is the free base grade version of the software. It's essentially lane keep assist. If you put it in the wrong lane, it's going to stay in the wrong lane. Tesla driver was a penis, BMW driver was a dangerous penis. Why are we upset about this?

Ah... Jalopnik.
 
2021-03-07 4:28:56 AM  

sprgrss: Fight between Tesla fan boys and BMW choads.  This should be a fun thread, especially when likwit gets here.


Bruh. I know you're upset that I pantsed you in the other thread, but not cool.
 
2021-03-07 6:20:33 AM  

Likwit: Autopilot is the free base grade version of the software. It's essentially lane keep assist. If you put it in the wrong lane, it's going to stay in the wrong lane. Tesla driver was a penis, BMW driver was a dangerous penis. Why are we upset about this?


Yup. I don't mind dumping on Tesla for things it truly deserves - build quality, customer service, etc. - but this was not a Tesla issue. It was a driver being a dick and camping in the passing lane.
Driver was in the wrong lane, and lane assist has nothing to do with picking a lane, only keeping the car in it.
 
2021-03-07 6:29:04 AM  
A human driver would have seen the BMW bearing down on their tail, and likely slowed down a bit to allow more room for the pass, and, ideally, taken the damn hint and gotten out of the passing lane altogether.


Hahahaha you silly biatch.

Human drivers getting out of the passing lane.  That's rich.
 
2021-03-07 6:58:54 AM  

BunkyBrewman: Benevolent Misanthrope: BunkyBrewman: Benevolent Misanthrope: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: BunkyBrewman: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.

I was going to argue with you since the Tesla was passing cars, but...

The white lines on highways are 10 feet in length.  The space between each white line is 30 feet.  In the first 10 seconds of the video, the Tesla passed 22 white dashes and 22 spaces in between those dashes.

With that information peeps, how fast was the Tesla traveling?

Slower than the BMW closing behind. Yielding to faster traffic applies regardless of how fast the lead car is traveling. Especially in the passing lane.

BZZZT, wrong answer.  Next time try math.

Who's up next?


880 feet in 10 seconds = 1/6 of a mi per 10 seconds = 1 mile per minute = 60 mph.

Your point?

My point, if you read my original post to someone else, was that I originally thought the Tesla was fine since it was passing the white work truck.  After figuring out how fast it was going (actually 55 mph, not 60), I changed my mind.  In fact, exactly 55 since 880 x 6 = 5280 which is, *drumroll*... exactly a mile.

Your ability to math is hilarious.

880 ft is 1/6th of a mile.
He traveled 880 feet in 10 seconds.
There are 60 seconds in a minute.  10 seconds is 1/6 of a minute.
He traveled 1/6th of a mile in 1/6th of a minute.
He traveled 1 mile per 1 minute.
There are 60 minutes in an hour.
He traveled 60 miles per hour.

shiat, even I can do that in my head, and I was a performing arts major.

880 x 6 = ?


886, moron.
 
2021-03-07 7:00:31 AM  
Article writer clearly has issues
 
2021-03-07 7:37:18 AM  
Redo it in metric and use metric seconds.
 
2021-03-07 7:49:17 AM  

My Sober Alt: Benevolent Misanthrope: 880 feet in 10 seconds = 1/6 of a mi per 10 seconds = 1 mile per minute = 60 mph.

Your point?

I think the point is that even though you have been led to believe there will be no math, there's always math.

I don't get it either.  Tesla may have been camping in the left lane, but that pass looked a little tight.

I'm sort of getting a kick out of this because yesterday I cut in front of a BMW to get behind a Tesla.  I know, my life is boring.


The pass was tight. But the point is the correct action of the Tesla should have been to slow down and let the other car pass, not swerve dangerously close to the barrier.
 
2021-03-07 8:24:15 AM  
The Tesla wasn't camping. It was clearly gaining on, and going to pass the next cars in the middle lane
 
2021-03-07 9:03:21 AM  

Likwit: sprgrss: Fight between Tesla fan boys and BMW choads.  This should be a fun thread, especially when likwit gets here.

Bruh. I know you're upset that I pantsed you in the other thread, but not cool.


You are a legend in your own mind.
 
2021-03-07 9:04:27 AM  
Yeah, I know, my drunk ass actually counted 20 white lines and 20 spaces (which would have made it 55mph) but somehow typed out 22 in my original post, which of course is 60.  My brain forgot to get updated and I doubled down on the stupid.

But is 60mph camping on a three lane highway?  Yeah, probably
 
2021-03-07 9:15:52 AM  

Heliodorus: question_dj: So autopilot allows for camping in the passing lane and doesn't yield to traffic closing from behind.


In states like California, it's legal to pass on the right so every lane is a passing lane.


Same in SC, on roads with divided lanes.  

Don't get me wrong, slower drivers should absolutely move to the right and and allow faster traffic to pass on the left, but the law allows faster drivers to pass on either side.
 
2021-03-07 9:20:27 AM  

dapperfapper: The Tesla wasn't camping. It was clearly gaining on, and going to pass the next cars in the middle lane


I noticed the same thing. Just because the Tesla driver isn't overtaking the next car it's about to pass at Mach II doesn't mean it's not passing. Drivers don't have to switch lanes after every car they pass. In fact, frequent lane switching is potentially less safe.
 
2021-03-07 9:38:42 AM  
Tesla not-a-driver here is the one at fault. It should not have been camping out in the left lane.
The BMW driver was a bit aggressive in their pass, however, that would not even have been necessary if the Tesla-not-a-driver wasn't camping.

I find it interesting that people seem to "remember" all the BMW, Audi, and Mercedes drivers that are assholes, but seem to "forget" about all the Fords, GMs, Hondas, Nissans, and so on that do the exact same farking shiat every farking day on the road. People are more likely to remember a more expensive car doing stupid shiat, but forget the economy and midrange cars.

Confirmation bias is a hell of a thing.
 
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