Compilation Of Tesla Emergency Braking Predicting Crashes – Video

8 months ago by Steven Loveday 26

This Tesla Model X driver keeps an aftermarket dash cam permanently engaged in his vehicle. He has captured a multitude of excellent footage to share, related to the Tesla Emergency Braking alert system.

Tesla Emergency Braking

The Tesla Model X Driver Narrowly Avoided This Collision Due To The Car’s Alerting System

This video shows many close calls, and the audio lets you hear the Tesla emergency braking warning. It includes many different scenarios, from simple braking behind stopping vehicles, to potential “t-bone” impacts, as well as other vehicles crossing the lane. Footage is taken during the day and at night. The system even stops in time for a deer at sunset.

The driver notes that the system has saved his life on numerous occasions. It’s encouraging to see it in action.

Video Description via YourTrends on YouTube:

Automatic Emergency Braking warning kicking in on our Model X to help alert and avoid a potentially serious accident. My dad was driving the car, footage shot on a Blackvue dash cam, and Autopilot was not engaged.

Below are a few more. The first one specifically shows Tesla Autopilot in action.

The following video shows an actual crash, but the Tesla that was following was able to avoid an incident.

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26 responses to "Compilation Of Tesla Emergency Braking Predicting Crashes – Video"

  1. Daniel says:

    Aside from the critters bolting onto the roadway, the rest of these situations look as if they would easily be seen developing and be avoided by an alert driver who wouldn’t put himself in those situations anyway. Not sure I want to ride with this guy.

    1. przemo_li says:

      Oh but that’s main selling point.

      Automation after reaching some level of sophistication is BETTER then ordinary driver.

      Automation can precisely calculate velocities and space left thus can react on level equal to professional driver. Something even alert ordinary driver would want to have in a car.

      1. Nick says:

        Exactly this.

        Humans are very poor at maintaining attention.

      2. unlucky says:

        Humans can precisely calculate velocity and space with ease. You need all this to catch a ball or throw one to a moving target.

    2. Tom says:

      A big plus one….

      1. SJC says:

        Computer assist could become popular, perceiving distance and velocity is not as precise even with the best drivers.

  2. realistic says:

    Interesting and appears to work well.

    So did the Toyota Safety Sense on the loaner Corolla my daughter had while hers was in the shop for repair from road debris damage. A deer popped out on front of her in a near suburb of Nashville; the car “saw” it as a pedestrian, assisted in panic braking and voila no bloody mess. Very nice.

    Weirdly I have not seen lots of dash cam video touting “collision prediction” from this astounding “self-driving” system that came standard on a $19k Corolla LE.

    Insufficiently disruptive, I guess. Or because it didn’t come on a $100k car (that’s saving the planet).

    Whatever. Anyhow I noted that the poster of these videos says that “the system has saved his life on numerous occasions”. And yet the Toyota system does the same thing (as do others on BMW, M-B, etc.) and I have somehow not heard that people have dodged death NUMEROUS times but for a “computer on wheels” (which, of course, is ANY new car sold in N. America, Europe, Japan, and a few others).

    1. Nix says:

      The top 20 car makers have a Sept. 1st 2025 target date they have agreed to voluntarily have all of their cars have systems like this. Yes, some cars already have this, and yes, you can find videos of those systems on youtube too if you search.

      But I’m not sure if Toyota is a good example. They had to recall their system because it would slam on the brakes for expansion joints and manhole covers:

      http://www.carcomplaints.com/news/2015/toyota-recalls-cars-brake-on-their-own.shtml

      Their recall solution was to simply disable the system, and put a sticker on the dash. Then tell their customers not to remove the sticker:

      http://timothyabeel.com/lawyer/2016/05/31/Lemon-Law/Florida-Couple-Wins-against-Toyota-in-Lemon-Law-Case_bl25178.htm

      1. realistic says:

        The 2013-2015 Avalon, Avalon Hybrid, Lexus ES 350 and Lexus ES 300h (which were the recalled cars) are NOT the Safety Sense system that entered service in 2016 models. There are certainly SBs for those that had problems, so I can’t speak for the guy who had a rough time.

        There have been condensation problems in UK/Ireland climes with some Auris models, but again a fix is in.

        The level of customer frustration doesn’t appear any worse than Tesla by observing forums.

        None of these systems have proved 100%, as all from Tesla and down have demonstrated.

  3. Dav8or says:

    What the hell is wrong with this guy’s driving, or where he drives?? In just a few short years he has nearly died numerous times on the highway??!! Since he has the dash cam, I wonder how many of these scenarios he let pay out just to see how well the car works and get it all on tape? I am suspicious, but the tech does seem to work pretty well. I’m sure other manufacturers similar systems do too.

    1. Daniel says:

      “I wonder how many of these scenarios he let pay out just to see how well the car works and get it all on tape?”

      My thoughts exactly either he’s a lousy driver or as you said he just let the situations unfold to test the tech and capture it on film.

      1. ffbj says:

        Being a compilation I would suspect that indicates the videos were compiled from a variety of sources.

        1. Fabian says:

          There are clearly two videos of near-misses by the same driver. You can tell because of the way he honks his horn after the Collision nearly happens.

          1. Nick says:

            Bawahaha!

            We’ve got a regular Matlock on the case here.

            “I’d like to point out exhibit A; notice both drivers honked their horns at reckless motorists after near misses. They’re obviously one and the same! [Jury gasps]”

    2. Reddy says:

      Ok, two of those instances he was initiating a phone call. You can hear the “Hi” in both. Idiot. I don’t care if it’s hands free, it’s still distracting and is actually half of the problem. Of course, the other half is the other idiot, but still. Who cares whose fault it is when you’re both dead?

  4. ffbj says:

    Having had a lot of exp driving I think it’s a god send. The evidence is clear that auto-pilot helps avoid accidents.

    I think this presages a new period of reduced accidents which are actually increasing in number and severity, mostly due to texting/phones.

    1. realistic says:

      Well, “the evidence is clear” that competently-designed collision avoidance and auto-braking features SEEM to lower accident rates. The “40% less” noted by NHTSA tells us only that a fairly awful accident and fatality rate in Tesla cars based on a small and low confidence sample is now 40% improved (to roughly the mean) in another small and low-confidence data set. BTW I don’t think Tesla cars are unsafe and I never have, but the numbers have been less-than-stellar. That the improvement is due to Autopilot is entirely unproved.

      But let’s say your assertion is true.

      Subaru and Toyota, among others, have competently-designed driver assist safety features as standard equipment with much lower base car prices than Tesla. I’m not saying that you’ve claimed otherwise, but would you assent that these are equally god-sent despite the fact that they are not sent by Elon (peace be unto him), and they are not on EVs? Or are they merely engineer- and manufacturer-sent by evil ICE mortals?

      1. ffbj says:

        There are lots of good systems out there. Currently I think Tesla is the best, though best is to have both driver awareness combined with auto-assist features.

      2. Nix says:

        Realistic fabricated this lie

        “The “40% less” noted by NHTSA tells us only that a fairly awful accident and fatality rate in Tesla cars based on a small and low confidence sample is now 40% improved (to roughly the mean)”

        This is false. The NHTSA report showed that Tesla’s collision rate dropped from 1.3 per 1 million miles to just 0.8 per million miles. (as reported right here in insideev’s — see archives).

        While the national average for all cars in 2015 was 1.9 accidents per million miles. (Source: NHTSA FARS data,)

        What is your motivation to make this stuff up?

        1. Nick says:

          Money, money, ?. ?

      3. unlucky says:

        To both of you, this is about brake warning. That 40% figure from NHTSA was in reference to AutoSteer. I think you’re mixing up your evidence.

        Although I do believe automatic braking probably can help quell the increase in rear-end accidents due to drivers distracted by their phones.

  5. Four Electrics says:

    Unlike the two autopilot crashes which have actually killed someone, none of these videos depict incidents which would have been remotely close to fatal.

    1. MT says:

      His mom would have killed him if he’d scratched her Tesla…

    2. Nick says:

      Yea, who’s ever heard of being injured when your car is pulled under a semi. ?

      Your comment is a fine example of motivated reasoning.

  6. unlucky says:

    It’s somewhat ironic this video is being featured when Tesla currently doesn’t have automatic braking. Model Xes have APHW2.0 and it doesn’t have automatic braking yet.

    My Bolt has automatic braking warning (it says it has automatic braking too but I haven’t had reason for it to activate) and it’s fine. It falses a lot. I’d rather have it than not have it though and I could turn it off if I wanted. No situation when it has activated has been a life or death one yet.

  7. Get Real says:

    And the key word there is, YET.

    These systems exist for a powerful reason, because they can save lives (and money).