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Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:33 PM

Dangerous Idiot Sleeps While Driving His Tesla on Autopilot

https://jalopnik.com/dangerous-idiot-sleeps-while-driving-his-tesla-on-autop-1832130316

Is this for real?...So I put it up in Weird News..You decide on this one...I never heard of the website............................ jalopnik.com..... but that doesn't mean a thing.. You decide if this is real or a fake.

Here is the story, and there are pictures at the link above...you be the judge....
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Hey, who likes riddles? Here’s one! What’s the difference between KITT from Knight Rider’s self-driving system and a Tesla on Autopilot? The answer? Nothing! They’re both fucking fictional when it comes to being fully self-driving and if you sleep in your Autopilot-mode Tesla you’re an idiot endangering everyone around you. Also, only one could be used while David Hasselhoff enjoyed a cheeseburger. With this in mind, this video of a guy sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla Model X should be even more infuriating.

This was shot by a reader who’d prefer to remain anonymous, on the road back from Las Vegas. Thanks to the slo-mo video, you can see that this guy in his Model X is quite clearly and lavishly asleep.

I am not sure how he’s defeated the many warnings that come on if the system doesn’t detect a hand on the steering wheel; perhaps his hand is resting there, or maybe he has one of these terrible things, or maybe just an orange.

No matter how he’s tricking the system into thinking there’s an awake and alert human behind the wheel, it doesn’t really matter. This is deeply and richly stupid.

Of course, Tesla absolutely does not want anyone doing this with Autopilot, under any circumstances. They have very specific safeguards to prevent this kind of dumbassery, and while, sure, a car without autopilot would have likely crashed much sooner, this is still a terrible idea.



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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 08:42 PM

1. Urban myths regarding "Driver Thinks Cruise-Control Is An Automatic Pilot - Disaster Results" have

been around forever.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:07 PM

2. What's the point of having a self driving car if you can't nod off?

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2019, 10:06 PM

3. I would never get into a self driving car -

One glitch or a hack and you're dead.

Also, I'm a chick who loves to be in control.

Manual transmission car - or I used to have a fatboy. I miss it.


((Well, like to be out of control in a lot of personal situations, but that's another story! ))

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2019, 11:19 AM

4. I use the bus and the same effect. LOL

it self drives (by someone else) and I can nod off while it's moving. imagine that! LOL

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