Watch Autopilot Save Tesla Model X From Collision

APR 26 2018 BY STEVEN LOVEDAY 25

Tesla Autopilot saves many lives, we just don’t get to see it very often.

How many lives Tesla Autopilot and other semi-autonomous driving systems save will remain a mystery. This is because we will rarely hear about the saves. Conversely, we will always hear about the fails, which makes perfect sense since traffic fatalities are a serious issue. Marry that to the fact that a self-driving system was involved and it’s going to hit the news in a very big way.

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After incident, Autopilot steers Model X back to safety

We’re not here to make any decision or share any opinions about Tesla’s Autopilot system. The NTSB’s investigation into the recent Tesla Model X Autopilot fatality will take months, if not years. Until then, it’s really unfair to even speculate.

Every scenario and situation is a bit different. As CEO Elon Musk recently shared during his “CBS This Morning” interview, Autopilot will never be perfect. This is also true of other similar systems, as well as systems of the future.

As you can see from the video, in this particular situation, a semi truck quickly crosses over the lane line and nearly swerves into a Tesla Model X.

The driver, Jeremy Visnesky, says the semi-truck driver was either not paying attention, lost control, or both. Fortunately, the Model X was in Autopilot mode and the technology detected the truck and steered the SUV out of harm’s way.

Jeremy is confident that if Autopilot hadn’t taken action, he would have been hit by the semi. Nonetheless, Tesla still calls this a “hands-on” system. The driver is expected to pay attention and take such action, rather than relying on the technology to do so.

Video Description via Jeremy Visnesky on YouTube:

I-95 south driving through NC and a semi decided to nod off or play with his phone or something. Had autopilot not have bolted to the side I’m pretty sure he would have hit me. This is in my Ap2 Tesla Model X.

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25 Comments on "Watch Autopilot Save Tesla Model X From Collision"

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Bunny
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Bunny

As clearly shown, the truck driver caught his/ hers lack of lane control and corrected themselves back into their proper lane

Auto pilot did not save anything here

David Murray
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David Murray

I have to agree. Worst case would have been a slight fender bender.

ModernMarvelFan
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ModernMarvelFan

Only if the Model X was riding next to the line while in Autopilot mode…

Prad Bitt
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Prad Bitt

It happened simultaneously. One would not stare at the truck and wonder if he will correct his trajectory or not.
OTOH if emergency auto-correction was to engage every time there is a 3 feet gap between vehicles, it would be a perpetual bumpy ride!

scottf200
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scottf200

At 68 MPH?!?!?! (video shows that speed).

Mil
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Mil

Did you not see how the Model X moved really quickly to the right?

ModernMarvelFan
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ModernMarvelFan

Even if the Model X didn’t move, the collision wouldn’t have happened… Move on. Nothing to see here.
The only way it would have avoided the collision if the Model X was driving on the lane line which it wasn’t.

Fool Cells
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Fool Cells

Nonsense. Well done Auto Pilot! Shorters are out in force today.

EVShopper
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EVShopper

As an attentive driver, I could also notice a very large truck swerving into my lane and take action to avoid it.

David
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David

A human driver wouldn’t have been comfortable having that truck that close anyway and wouldn’t have been crowding the lane. Autopilot didn’t avoid the situation until it became severe. Driver would have been as safe or safer without autopilot.

Prad Bitt
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Prad Bitt

*IF* the drivers is paying attention.

EVShopper
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EVShopper

Which they are supposed to be, especially using autopilot.

ModernMarvelFan
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ModernMarvelFan

“As you can see from the video, in this particular situation, a semi truck quickly crosses over the lane line and nearly swerves into a Tesla Model X.”

The key word was “nearly”. The truck recovered and went back to its lanes regardless of what Autopilot action was.

“The driver, Jeremy Visnesky, say the semi-truck driver was either not paying attention, lost control, or both. Fortunately, the Model X was in Autopilot mode and the technology detected the truck and steered the SUV out of harm’s way.”

That is correct. It does validate that Autopilot reacted correctly. A human driver would have done the similar thing to avoid a collision. So, the autopilot acted “properly”. But it didn’t avoid anything.

If it did avoid the scratching, that is because the Model X was riding on the line under Autopilot mode which it shouldn’t and didn’t.

(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous
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(⌐■_■) Trollnonymous

This shows me NOTHING!
You can’t even tell if the dude had his hands on the wheel or not…….sheesh.

DL
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DL

The Tesla driver appears to have their high beams on? Who follows a semi in the rain anyway?

EVShopper
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EVShopper

Maybe the passing truck was making a point to the Tesla driver that had his high beams on and blinding the truck driver in front of the Tesla.

Also, according to the Tesla manual, you should only engage autopilot on dry roads.

Pushmi-Pullyu
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Pushmi-Pullyu

By my count, the semi veering into the car’s lane and then recovering, all occurred in the space of about 1-1/2 seconds. Human reaction time can vary a lot, from as little as about .2 seconds, to about .75 seconds. If it was at the longer end of the human reaction time, then an accident would definitely have happened before the human driver had time to react… and that’s assuming he was paying attention.

I have to wonder about the thinking behind claims in comments here; claims that a human driver would have avoided the potential accident as well as Tesla Autopilot/AutoSteer did. Seems to me there is no doubt a human driver would have reacted slower; the only real question is just how much slower.

Tesla AutoSteer FTW!

Mister G
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Mister G

Was it anti ev road rage??? CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

scottf200
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scottf200

And from the video author/driver: “The truck was moving over before it even hit into my human vision.”

Scott Franco
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Scott Franco

Wow, tough crowd.

Bunny
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Bunny

There’s just truly nothing here.
IF the Tesla driver was actually driving, the Tesla driver would of been aware of the semi while it was still behind the car
( they are called mirrors) human nature the driver of the Tesla would drift somewhat to right OR be more attentive of the LARGE VEHICLE that is soon passing them and be much more attentive of the Tesla position in its own lane. Thus if the semi drifts the reaction of the Tesla driver would be fear to get out of the way as quickly as possible . It isn’t going to take a second for that reaction.

I see this stuff daily. There just isn’t anything here. Any reliance of autopilot here is close to stupid and almost after the fact. The driver of the car should be paying attention to driving the car. The driver of the truck should be paying attention driving the truck. This is good example that autopilot does not make the Tesla driver a better driver, if anything it makes the driver less aware of their surroundings, because they aren’t paying attention to constant changing vehicle(s)
positions on the road.

scottf200
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scottf200

And from the video author/driver: “The truck was moving over before it even hit into my human vision.”

Will
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Will

He wasnt using his mirrors if he didnt know the truck was nearby

Mister G
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Mister G

The dirty semi truck needs auto pilot LOL CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

abc123
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abc123

Wow. If we are applauding autopilot for something like this, I’m truly afraid of what autopilot would do if something potentially serious happens.

Like the situation where a Tesla is approaching a set of uncontrolled train tracks and there is a train approaching. Any reasonable human driver would be able to see the train and estimate whether they would be able to make it across without getting hit. Let’s just say, for arguments sake, that at the current speed, the train will collide with the car at the train crossing. Will Autopilot be able to avoid this collision? If so, would the driver have a heart attack from the last minute detection of the train and autopilot applying the emergency brakes? Or would it react like a human, see the train from a couple hundred feet away and slow down gracefully as to avoid panic (and heart attack)?