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  • Carful PRT Central is going to send killer probes back through time to Assassinate you if you pose too much of a threat...

    (Star Trek Discovery)
    "Do you give people who already use transit a better service, or do you build it where they don't use it in the hopes they might start to use it?" Nenshi

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    • Researchers trick Tesla Autopilot into steering into oncoming traffic
      Stickers that are invisible to drivers and fool autopilot.

      https://arstechnica.com/information-...oming-traffic/

      Tesla autopilot module's lane recognition function has a good robustness in an ordinary external environment (no strong light, rain, snow, sand and dust interference), but it still doesn't handle the situation correctly in our test scenario. This kind of attack is simple to deploy, and the materials are easy to obtain. As we talked in the previous introduction of Tesla's lane recognition function, Tesla uses a pure computer vision solution for lane recognition, and we found in this attack experiment that the vehicle driving decision is only based on computer vision lane recognition results. Our experiments proved that this architecture has security risks and reverse lane recognition is one of the necessary functions for autonomous driving in non-closed roads.
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      • Tesla On Autopilot Slams Into Stalled Car On Highway, Expect More Of This
        https://www.forbes.com/sites/lanceel...-more-of-this/
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        • Tesla drivers are getting caught sleeping on Autopilot


          https://electrek.co/2019/06/16/tesla...topilot-blame/

          “Images and video were captured by a passenger in Miladinovich’s [the witness’s] car. He said the Tesla driver appeared slumped over with something tied around the steering wheel.

          “If his little thing tied around that steering wheel fell off, and he was still sleeping, he would have slammed into somebody going 65 miles per hour,” Miladinovich said.”

          He is probably referring to an Autopilot nag defeating device, like the Autopilot Buddy, which was shut down by NHTSA last summer and later relaunched as ‘phone mount’ to get around the ban.

          The device is used to trick the Autopilot system into thinking that someone is applying pressure to the steering wheel in order for it to stay active
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          • Another Tesla 3 on autopilot crashes but this time explodes into fire.



            https://electrek.co/2019/08/12/tesla...sh-explosions/



            Last weekend, we reported on*a Tesla Model 3 that caught on fire and exploded after a crash with a tow truck while reportedly driving on Autopilot*in Moscow.

            Early reports from Russian media stated that the car was a Model S, but it was actually a Model 3 — making it one of the rare Model 3 vehicles to have caught on fire.

            Local media also reported that the driver, Alexey Tretyakov, and his two children inside the car were severely injured.

            Tretyakov talked to Russian EV advocate*Igor Antarov*and said that he suffered a broken leg and the children only had bruises. They were all able to exit the vehicle before it caught on fire.

            The driver also confirmed previous reports that the vehicle was on Autopilot. He stated that he wasn’t paying attention at the time of the crash and didn’t see the tow truck before the crash
            Last edited by Edmonton PRT; 12-08-2019, 09:46 AM.
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            • Originally posted by Edmonton PRT View Post
              Another Tesla 3 on autopilot crashes but this time explodes into fire.



              https://electrek.co/2019/08/12/tesla...sh-explosions/



              Last weekend, we reported on*a Tesla Model 3 that caught on fire and exploded after a crash with a tow truck while reportedly driving on Autopilot*in Moscow.

              Early reports from Russian media stated that the car was a Model S, but it was actually a Model 3 — making it one of the rare Model 3 vehicles to have caught on fire.

              Local media also reported that the driver, Alexey Tretyakov, and his two children inside the car were severely injured.

              Tretyakov talked to Russian EV advocate*Igor Antarov*and said that he suffered a broken leg and the children only had bruises. They were all able to exit the vehicle before it caught on fire.

              The driver also confirmed previous reports that the vehicle was on Autopilot. He stated that he wasn’t paying attention at the time of the crash and didn’t see the tow truck before the crash
              No excuses though. Argument goes both ways on humans vs computers.

              but... Key info: The driver also confirmed previous reports that the vehicle was on Autopilot. He stated that he wasn’t paying attention at the time of the crash and didn’t see the tow truck before the crash.



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              • We should all be grateful to those paying six figure sums to have the privilege of being part of the experimentation that is Tesla. They sacrifice their lives and fortune and some day a bug-free product will reach the market...some day.....

                https://twitter.com/KawasakiKR11/sta...56566412939264

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                • Why Canada's autonomous vehicles may not be all-electric | Electric Autonomy Canada

                  “The primary talking point? According to Rich, Ford’s first autonomous fleet vehicles, now in development, will be heading for the scrapyard just four years after they hit the road.

                  The second news hook? Ford’s first AVs will be hybrids rather than battery electrics.

                  Cheaper and more efficient

                  Rich’s first point is not that big of a stretch, and stems from his belief that Ford’s autonomous fleet vehicles will be so popular that they’ll be heavily used and wear out quickly as a result. The reason for that demand, he argues, is simple economics — self-driving cars will be cheaper and more efficient to operate than today’s privately-operated vehicles.

                  ...”

                  https://electricautonomy.ca/2019/10/...cles-electric/

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                  • What could go wrong.



                    Ghost raises $63.7 million to develop an aftermarket kit that gives cars self-driving capabilities | VentureBeat


                    “ But unlike Openpilot and X Matik’s LaneCruise and despite the fact that Ghost isn’t testing its tech on public roads, the company says it has taken pains to empirically verify its system using processes typically reserved for aerospace and defense industries. It compares its driving model “numerically” to the way real drivers safely navigate public roads. Presumably...”

                    https://venturebeat.com/2019/11/07/g...-capabilities/




                    Uber self-driving car involved in fatal crash couldn't detect jaywalkers | Engadget

                    https://www.engadget.com/2019/11/06/...accident-ntsb/
                    Last edited by KC; 09-11-2019, 07:11 AM.

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                    • Whoops!

                      Tesla on Autopilot creams a police cruiser...

                      A Tesla on Autopilot rear-ended a parked police car, renewing safety concerns

                      PUBLISHED MON, DEC 9 2019 8:28 AM EST
                      A Tesla Model 3 was engaged in Autopilot when it rear-ended a parked police car in Connecticut over the weekend, the Stamford Advocate first reported Saturday.

                      The driver told police that he was checking on his dog in the backseat when his Tesla Model 3 rear-ended a cruiser, then continued to also strike a disabled car.


                      A Tesla spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.
                      https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/09/tesl...e-highway.html
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                      • Three Crashes, Three Deaths Raise Questions About Tesla’s Autopilot
                        https://www.ttnews.com/articles/thre...slas-autopilot

                        DETROIT — Three crashes involving Teslas that killed three people have increased scrutiny of the company’s Autopilot driving system just months before CEO Elon Musk has planned to put fully self-driving cars on the streets.

                        On Dec. 29, a Tesla Model S sedan left a freeway in Gardena, Calif., at a high speed, ran a red light and struck a Honda Civic, killing two people inside, police said.

                        On the same day, a Tesla Model 3 hit a parked firetruck on an Indiana freeway, killing a passenger in the Tesla.

                        And on Dec. 7, yet another Model 3 struck a police cruiser on a Connecticut highway, though no one was hurt.
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                        • Just a random thought, but I wonder if Tesla are maybe doing a Boeing with its Max8's. You know, in the sense that in some money-driven ideology, a sort of 'yeah, we know all's not well with our autopilot system, but we have to get this thing into profit territory'.
                          Nisi Dominus Frustra

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                          • ^ Well a situation like that by Elon Musk would be about as well recieved on a new technology product like what a spark did for the Hindenberg and the Zeppelin company.

                            Tesla could kill the autopilot on cars for decades.
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